New Department of Homeland Security Guidelines Give Power Back to Immigrant Workers

March 14, 2023
The Department of Homeland Security has taken an important step to protect noncitizen workers from exploitative  employers who threaten them with retaliation related to their immigration status.

Valentine’s Day and Human Trafficking: Love Weaponized for Exploitation

February 14, 2023
There are a lot of scary rumors out there about how people get recruited into human trafficking. None of them are true - at least that is what we've learned from operating the Human Trafficking Hotline.

Victim-Centered Criminal Justice: Improvements to Federal Guidelines for Prosecutors

February 8, 2023
Testimony from victims of crime is often the key to successful prosecution, but it can come at a significant cost to the victims themselves, who have to relive some of their most painful experiences.

Listen to Black Survivors

February 1, 2023
The voices of Black survivors have historically been left out of the anti trafficking movement. To tell the true story of human trafficking, we can no longer separate it from race.

The Tate Brothers and the Basics of “Romeo Pimping”

January 26, 2023
Social media personality Andrew Tate is behind bars in Romania, amid rape and human trafficking allegations. In the US, what the Tate brothers are accused of is sometimes called Romeo pimping.

Eyes on the Future: Survivor-Partnered Research in the National Survivor Study

January 18, 2023
The findings of the National Survivor Study tell the story of survivors after they exit their exploitation – and it’s the first time this story is being told.

Take Action During Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Polaris and Delta’s Top Picks

January 4, 2023
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Polaris is proud to partner with Delta to bring travelers information about what human trafficking really is and how they can be part of the solution.

Know the Story Not the Signs

January 1, 2023
The truth is, in most human trafficking situations, there are unlikely to be visible “signs” or “indicators” that trafficking is happening - unless you know something else about the situation - unless you know the story.

What Survivor-Centered Work Looks Like

January 1, 2023
Guest Blog by Survivor-Advocate Annika Huff Our stories are powerful. When I share my story, audience members often tell me that hearing someone’s real-life experience, in their own words, changes the way they connect to the issue. This is not unique to the work of reducing and preventing human trafficking and supporting survivors. Any successful … Continued

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