Labor Trafficking

Human trafficking at home

July 23, 2019

A new report, a joint project of Polaris and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, is an attempt to put legal and societal recommendations forward by compiling and sharing qualitative and quantitative information about the realities of life for domestic workers.

Acceptance and love is needed for LGBTQ+ youth

June 28, 2019

June is Pride Month in the United States - a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and recognize those who fought for equal rights for gender and sexual minorities. It is important to remember that legal rights only go so far, but for many people, particularly children, and young people, the social consequences of identifying as LGBTQ+, are still devastating. 

Guest Blog: Combating the scourge of sea slavery

June 17, 2019

In partnership with investigative journalist Ian Urbina, we are highlighting a unique form of modern slavery that exists on the high seas. Ian has been reporting for five years on lawlessness at sea in many facets, much of which has revolved around sea slavery.

From recruitment to resilience: Trafficking survivors find support on social media

March 06, 2019

For many survivors of commercial exploitation and trafficking, social media has been an integral part of their recovery process as well as a way to network and grow professionally

A modern approach to fighting modern slavery

February 15, 2019

Human trafficking is a $150 billion global industry that robs approximately 25 million people around the world of their freedom. It isn’t simply a human rights abuse – it’s a business. 

More than four walls: The anti-trafficking housing landscape and the reality of finding shelter

November 07, 2018

Despite the anti-trafficking community’s great strides to create a safety net for survivors, there are still many systematic and inadvertent barriers that block survivors from accessing the critical housing they need.