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Restoring Power to Our Guest Workers
Blog Post — October 27, 2023
Actions are needed to help mitigate H-2B workers’ vulnerabilities and empower them to secure their rights and pursue safe, justly compensated work in the U.S.
Prioritizing Survivor-Centered State Policies: The Fight for Fair Labor
Blog Post — September 22, 2023
From coast to coast, anti-trafficking advocates are joining with worker rights and prison reform partners to prevent labor trafficking.
Responding to Sound of Freedom: Hollywood Needs to Center Survivors and Their Voices
Blog Post — July 13, 2023
The film Sound of Freedom is a Hollywood depiction based on one person’s stories. There are many additional perspectives and stories that complete the picture.
Still Looking: Survivors Need Long-Term Solutions
Blog Post — July 10, 2023
For survivors of human trafficking, breaking free from the exploiter is often just the beginning of a long journey. Most need longer-term support to truly heal from the traumas they have experienced.
The Impact of Victim-Blaming on Human Trafficking Survivors
Blog Post — April 26, 2023
Denim Day is an internationally-recognized day to support survivors of sexual violence and bring awareness to the issue of victim-blaming. Human trafficking survivors know this issue all too well.
The Fight for Fair Work Needs Full Funding for the Department of Labor
Blog Post — April 11, 2023
Without enough inspectors, outreach staff, and other resources at the Department of Labor, we will continue to read about child labor in meat packing industries, back wages owed to workers, and other violations.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: How Does Human Trafficking Fit In?
Blog Post — April 3, 2023
Many survivors of human trafficking are also survivors of sexual abuse. During April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are exploring the intersection of sexual abuse and human trafficking.
New Department of Homeland Security Guidelines Give Power Back to Immigrant Workers
Blog Post — 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.
In Harm’s Way: How Systems Fail Human Trafficking Survivors
Published January 25, 2023
The National Survivor Study used the experience and expertise from survivors to create a detailed picture of the arc of trafficking.
Eyes on the Future: Survivor-Partnered Research in the National Survivor Study
Blog Post — 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.
North America, United to Combat Human Trafficking
December 5, 2022
Polaris, Consejo Ciudadano, and The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking gathered virtually to enhance regional cooperation to assist victims and survivors of human trafficking.
Answering the Call: 15 Years and Counting
Blog Post — November 30, 2022
For 15 years, Polaris has never turned off the lights on the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline — the country’s lifeline for victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking.
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