The estimated number of people in situations of trafficking rose by 12 percent between 2016 and 2021, the latest international consensus study found. Today, some 27.6 million people around the globe are living without the freedom to choose how they live and work, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Walk Free.
The Global Modern Slavery Directory has been helping victims, survivors, and anti trafficking organizations, connect to much needed resources across the globe. We relaunched the website so that it is more than a referral directory, but a tool that can both inform and transform the anti trafficking field.
The following statement is from the Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST), a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking, of which Polaris is a member: