Global Safety Net

The New and Improved Global Modern Slavery Directory

Blog Post — October 1, 2021
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.

Impact of the Global Modern Slavery Directory in 2020

Blog Post — March 8, 2021
In 2020, hits to the Global Modern Slavery Directory hit a record high, increasing 67% from 2019 as survivors, potential victims, service providers, and community members sought resources globally.

How to Identify Potential Victims of Human Trafficking – Latin America

Published June 1, 2019
Polaris trained staff of the consulates of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras on how to identify potential victims of human trafficking.

Fighting Human Trafficking Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Updated September 1, 2018
Every day, powerful criminal networks and individual traffickers on both sides of the border recruit people for labor or sexual exploitation.

Global Modern Slavery Data Hub Launches

November 28, 2017

The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is a new data portal initiated by IOM and Polaris to host the world’s largest open access, multi-stakeholder repository of human trafficking data. 

Engaging Consulates in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking from Mexico

Blog Post — May 22, 2017

Polaris recently began a collaboration with the Mexican consular network to exchange information and knowledge that will strengthen our respective efforts to support survivors.

Colaboración con los Consulados en la Lucha Contra la Trata Sexual de México

Blog Post — May 22, 2017

Polaris ha empezado a colaborar con la red consular mexicana para fortalecer nuestros respectivos esfuerzos de apoyo a las víctimas.

ATEST Statement on Executive Order on “Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking”

February 14, 2017

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:

Raising Awareness about Human Trafficking and the National Hotline in Mexico

Blog Post — October 20, 2016

Human trafficking survivors on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border can now seek and receive help.

Responding to Survivors of Sex Trafficking from Mexico

Blog Post — September 14, 2016

It’s crucial to build a network of community organizations that are equipped to respond to the complex trauma sex trafficking victims from Mexico have experienced.

Uniting Around the World to Fight Modern Slavery

Blog Post — July 7, 2016

The 2016 TIP Heroes visited Polaris's office and discussed the struggles of being an advocate in challenging circumstances.

Video: Real Progress in the Fight to End Modern Slavery

Blog Post — April 4, 2016

Polaris CEO Bradley Myles gives a TEDx speech on human trafficking and our strategy to end it.

Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.