The proposed bill does not solely decriminalize sex work in an attempt to help keep people in prostitution safer. It also repeals crimes related to pimping, brothel-keeping, and sex buying.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2019) — On the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Polaris is announcing that human trafficking cases reported to the U.S.
New Report Spotlights the Trafficking of Nannies, House Cleaners, Other Domestic Workers in the U.S.
Nannies, house cleaners, home health aides, and other domestic workers frequently labor for extremely low pay, sometimes in conditions so abusive it amounts to exploitation and human trafficking, according to a report released by Polaris and the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Polaris, a DC-based nonprofit that operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline for the United States, issued a statement in light of federal prosecutors unsealing new charges against Jeffrey Epstein.
The American Bar Association’s Survivor Reentry Project, Brooklyn Law School, the University of Baltimore School of Law, and Polaris launched a joint report rating all 50 states and D.C. on the effectiveness of their criminal record relief laws for survivors of human trafficking.
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.