Our Decade’s Work

Ten years ago I was a senior at Brown University when I learned about human trafficking from a local newspaper article.  A detective described six women who were brought in from Asia, forced into prostitution in a business that was disguised as a massage parlor. One of the women had cigarette burns on her [...]

#Humantrafficking Awareness Day 2012

January 11, 2012 marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and Polaris Project intends to commemorate this significant day by increasing our ongoing efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking and inspire people to action. However, it is important that our efforts to raise awareness for the issue extend further than just this one day.

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Senator Daylin Leach’s National Hotline Posting/Human Trafficking Press Conference

Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg

October 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

30 victims, held in debt bondage. Sexual and physical violence used to force them to work long hours at very little or no pay. You may think that you would never come across this type of crime, but in [...]

What’s Your “Slavery Footprint”? mtvU Challenges Students to Help End Slave Labor.

The Against Our Will Campaign is a partnership between mtvU, Free the Slaves, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), and Polaris Project. This campaign is dedicated to ending modern-day slavery through a series of on-air, online, and real world initiatives.

The Slavery Footprint Campus Challenge is a way for students to get [...]