Resources

Bidirectional Communication Pilot Project in the Agricultural Sector of San Luis Potosí, Mexico

January 15, 2020
Workers in Mexico’s agricultural sector disproportionately come from poor and marginalized communities. The farms they work on — and sometimes live on — tend to be in isolated, difficult to reach regions. Many of the workers do not speak Spanish, or do not speak it as their first language. These factors, in combination, make the … Continued

The 2019 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act: A Topical Summary and Analysis of Four Bills

January 14, 2020
This analysis of the 2019 TVPA looks at how these bills work together to change the U.S. Government policy regime and laws related to human trafficking.

U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics

July 31, 2019
The National Hotline has handled 51,919 cases since 2007, comprising one of the largest publicly available data sets on human trafficking in the United States.

Human Trafficking at Home: Labor Trafficking of Domestic Workers

July 1, 2019
Isolated working conditions, limited legal protections and vulnerabilities mean that some domestic workers become victims of labor exploitation and trafficking.

How to Identify Potential Victims of Human Trafficking – Latin America

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.

State Report Cards: Grading Criminal Record Relief Laws for Survivors of Human Trafficking

March 1, 2019
We offer detailed report cards for each state, assessing what works and what doesn't in their laws - if they have one - and providing clear steps for improvement.

Sex Trafficking in or from Latin America

September 1, 2018
Women and girls from Latin America, particularly from Mexico, are vulnerable to trafficking in many places that look, to the outside world, like normal bars and restaurants or private homes.

On-Ramps, Intersections, and Exit Routes: A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking

July 1, 2018
This report highlights the way industries can make fundamental shifts to their systems to prevent, detect, and disrupt human trafficking.

Human Trafficking on Temporary Work Visas: A Data Analysis 2015-2017

June 1, 2018
This report analyzes data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline and spotlights how human traffickers are weaponizing structural flaws within the temporary work visa system.

Systemic Change Matrix: Disrupting and Preventing Human Trafficking

May 31, 2018
This matrix depicts the 25 major types of human trafficking in the United States, cross-referenced with eight highlighted systems and industries.

Landscape Analysis: Human Trafficking for the Purpose of Labor Exploitation in Mexico

May 9, 2018
This report gathers information on labor trafficking cases in Mexico and provides a structure for its analysis.

Hidden in Plain Sight: How Corporate Secrecy Facilitates Human Trafficking in Illicit Massage Parlors

April 1, 2018
Illicit massage businesses have been ubiquitous in the American landscape for decades. Today, new research finds an estimated 9,000-plus of these businesses are operating in every state in the country.

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