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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.

The role domestic violence shelters play in supporting human trafficking survivors

October 30, 2018

Many domestic violence (DV) programs have come to understand the profound similarities in the experiences of DV and human trafficking. Both situations are rooted in power and control.  Survivors in both are often hurt by someone they see as an intimate partner. Both can face similar cycles of violence. And both often face a need for safe, emergency housing.

Is your local news protecting massage parlor trafficking victims?

October 16, 2018

Do you remember the last time you saw a story in your local news about illicit activities at a massage parlor? What you might not have realized is that many of the women in the photos are actually human trafficking victims. Instead of being protected like other victims of crime, they are being exposed and publicly shamed.

I work at a bank or money wire service: What can I do to combat human trafficking?

September 26, 2018

Human trafficking is a business and the International Labour Organization estimates that it is a $150 billion global industry. A significant amount of this money will go through legitimate financial institutions, like retail bank branches.

Individuals with disabilities may face increased risk of human trafficking

August 15, 2018

Any vulnerable person is at risk for human trafficking, however, individuals with disabilities may face increased risk for several reasons.

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New report provides roadmap for industries to join the fight against human trafficking

July 26, 2018

Polaris released its newest ground-breaking report on how human trafficking business models attempt to intersect with and use legitimate businesses like financial services, social media, hotels & motels, transportation systems, health care, and housing and homelessness systems to further their operations in very specific ways to recruit and exploit victims.