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.

Strike Out Slavery with MLB

Blog Post — May 29, 2019

We're joining with Major League Baseball for the 2019 season to bring awareness about sex and labor trafficking to baseball fans in stadiums from coast to coast.

Polaris Names Catherine Chen as Chief Program Officer

February 6, 2019
Polaris announced that Catherine Chen, a longtime leader in the anti-human trafficking field and expert in international labor trafficking has joined the nonprofit as its Chief Program Officer.

New Bill Would Bring Transparency to America’s Work Visa System and Fight Human Trafficking

January 11, 2018

Polaris hailed legislation introduced designed to shed light on the poorly understood temporary foreign worker visa system.

This Summer Give Freedom

Blog Post — July 24, 2017

In 2016, reports of human trafficking cases in the United States to the Polaris-operated National Human Trafficking Hotline jumped by 37%. As awareness continues to grow, Polaris expects human trafficking reports to increase in 2017.

Five Reasons You Should Run Against Human Trafficking

Blog Post — May 26, 2017

Need more encouragement to run in our 5K next month? We can think of at least 5 reasons to dust off your running shoes.

VIDEO: Polaris Skoll Award 2017

Blog Post — April 5, 2017

Polaris combats human trafficking, and intervenes in specific industries with a coordinated data-centric approach to outreach and advocacy.

Polaris Selected as 2017 Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship

Blog Post — March 28, 2017

The Skoll Awards distinguish transformative leaders whose organizations disrupt the status quo, drive sustainable large-scale change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world. 

Raising Awareness Today—and Every Day

Blog Post — January 11, 2017

This Human Trafficking Awareness Day, let’s channel our emotions into action.

2016: A Year of Action

Blog Post — December 8, 2016

As we come together to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate all that you have helped Polaris achieve in 2016. 

Healthcare Providers Play a Crucial Role in Victim Identification

Blog Post — November 3, 2016

Healthcare providers are in a unique position to identify victims and provide them with support, but one study found that less than 5% of emergency department personnel were trained how to recognize signs of human trafficking.

Ending the Data Desert: Successful Strategies Against Human Trafficking

Blog Post — May 4, 2016

A panel of academics and practioners convened to discuss what the U.S. has done to combat human trafficking throughout the country.

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