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Trafficking at home: A recent Texas case shows gaping holes in response and protections for domestic workers at risk

April 30, 2019

The son of the president of Guinea and his wife were recently sentenced to seven years in prison for labor trafficking. The facts of the case are profoundly disturbing, but they are not in any way surprising.

The importance of criminal record relief for human trafficking survivors

March 20, 2019

Survivors of human trafficking have criminal records because they were forced into commercial sex, or drug sales, or other offenses. Many, but not all states have recognized that this is fundamentally unfair and that survivors of human trafficking deserve the chance to have those records cleared. 

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

Surviving with social media: How victims and survivors use social media to stay safe

February 28, 2019

More than three-quarters of survivors surveyed by Polaris in 2017 reported that they used internet platforms during their exploitation.

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. 

Looking for love online this Valentine's Day?

February 07, 2019

While social media has brought us more possibilities to meet new people and stay in touch with old friends, sex traffickers have long learned it’s benefits for tricking young people into sexual exploitation.