Changing the Conditions that Make Sex and Labor Trafficking Possible
Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement that reduces, prevents and ultimately ends sex and labor trafficking and supports survivors on their paths toward freedom and healing. There’s no obvious roadmap for this work, but our detailed analysis of how trafficking operations work in the United States and how they intersect with the legitimate worlds of business, finance, government and society, gave us a baseline.
REDUCE SEX TRAFFICKING IN 25 U.S. CITIES
END LABOR TRAFFICKING OF MIGRANT GUESTWORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES
EQUIP THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SECTOR TO DISRUPT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We aim to tackle the underlying patterns of exploitation so that we prevent trafficking before it ever happens, and fundamentally alter the systems that enable abuse.
Big Fight on Sex Trafficking
If we want to end sex trafficking we have to make sure that people have the things they need – money, love, safety, hope – so they do not have missing pieces in their lives. It’s a long game. But it’s the only one. Because if there is a missing piece in a person’s life a trafficker will promise to fill it.
Big Fight on Labor Trafficking
Our economy relies on workers from around the world who come here to take jobs American businesses say they can’t fill otherwise. It’s time to enforce our own rules and protect their rights.
Big Fight on Financial Systems
By partnering with anti-money laundering professionals and financial services businesses, we will substantially improve the way trafficking is investigated and prosecuted – and in doing so, make trafficking less profitable, and more dangerous than ever for the traffickers.