Links

Collected here are sources for information available on the internet. Check back to see new entries as additional links are added.

 

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Websites

 

humantraffickingdatabase.com, a source for reports on human trafficking

 

The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery

 

Breaking the Links, a new action-based campaign to raise young people's awareness about human trafficking.

 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) : News Releases — Human Trafficking/Smuggling

 

Office of Refugee Resettlement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Anti-Trafficking in Persons contains a resource guide, video and other materials for those dealing with victims of human trafficking, including foreign nationals. 

 

The Global Modern Slavery Directory, first-of-its-kind publicly searchable database of over 770 organizations and hotlines working on human trafficking and forced labor.  By enabling actors in the anti-human trafficking field to better locate, identify, and connect with each other, the tool will help connect victims of human trafficking and at-risk populations to the help they need.

 

Beyond Trafficking and Slavery, an editorial partnership between openDemocracy and researchers will marshal the best of contemporary scholarship to provide informed, nuanced, and focused analysis; will engage practitioners and policy-makers about life inside the policy system, and link failings to wider questions about the nature of the societies. 

 

PATH, Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans, is a program of the the American Medical Women's Association, to help educate healthcare providers about human sex trafficking. The website provides information to train individual physicians and materials to be used in presentations.

 

Project Lantern: Game-Changing Results in the Fight Against Trafficking was launched by the International Justice Mission through the generous funding of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2007. Project Lantern was an unprecedented study to test a simple but powerful strategy: When anti-trafficking laws are enforced by well-trained and equipped police and courts, all children are better protected from traffickers.

 

Providers of Long-term Care Facilities for Human Trafficking Victims

 

Hope for Justice • Nashville, TN

 

The Samaritan Women • Baltimore, MD

 

Courage Worldwide • Sacramento, CA

 

Partners Against Trafficking Humans • Little Rock, AS

 

Traffick911 • Dallas, TX

 

Redeemed • Houston, TX

 

Refuge of Light • Tyler, TX

Agencies

Regional

 

GEMSGirls Educational and Mentoring Services is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

 

Workers Justice Center of New York pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for institutional change.

 

The New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition is a group of organizations that have joined forces to increase public awareness of human trafficking in our communities, enact anti-trafficking laws, improve law enforcement response and increase social services to help people escape trafficking.

 

Sanctuary for Familiesdedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children. Each year, we help thousands of victims and their children build safe lives through a range of high quality services.

 

The Damayan Migrant Workers Association is a grass-roots group in New York that assists Filipino domestic workers to fight for their labor, health, gender, and migration rights.

National and International*

 

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER (NHTRC).

Call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733). NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls and texts from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

 

The NHTRC is operated by Polaris, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. It is not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority.

The NHTRC is has many publications on its website, such as Tobacco's Hidden Children and Fake Massage Businesses at a Glance.

 

THE POLARIS PROJECT, a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

 

ECPAT-USA, a policy organization fighting commercial sexual exploitation of children by raising awareness of the issue, advocating for the victims, developing policy for private companies, law enforcement, and government bodies to fight the problem, and advocating for legislation that protects the victims and penalizes the traffickers and exploiters.

 

Global Centurion focuses on the demand side of the Human Trafficking problem at international, national and local levels.

 

Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children.  

 

FAIR Girls —Fair Girls prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education.

 

Fair Trade USA — enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global  trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth.

 

Slavery Footprint —How many slaves work for you?

 

 

Agencies

National and International

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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is at the forefront of the fight to keep children safer from abduction and sexual exploitation. It provides resources needed to help protect children and prevent these devastating crimes committed against children.

 

McCain Institute - Through the Human Trafficking Conversation Series, the McCain Institute seeks to raise awareness and educate the public on the complex issue that is human trafficking and strategies needed to eliminate it within the United States and worldwide.

 

Coalition of Immokalee Workers - The CIW’s Anti-Slavery Campaign has uncovered, investigated, and assisted in the prosecution of numerous multi-state, multi-worker farm slavery operations across the Southeastern U.S., helping liberate over 1,200 workers held against their will.

 

Demand Abolition is committed to eradicating the illegal commercial sex industry in the US—and, by extension, the world—by combating the demand for purchased sex. We are catalyzing social change to reflect the dignity of all people, insisting that an inherent human right is that no person can be bought or sold.

 

The Association of People for Practical Life Education is a Ghana-based organization that works to free trafficked children, including those in the cocoa industry.

 

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, the first transnational migrant workers’ rights organization based in Mexico, seeks to improve the conditions of low-wage workers in the US.

 

The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking is a Los Angeles-based organization that assists labor trafficking victims and works toward ending all instances of human trafficking.

 

Free the Slaves is a Washington-based organization that works in human trafficking hot spots across the world to liberate slaves and change the conditions that allow slavery to persist.

 

The Global Workers Justice Alliance is a New York-based organization that aids transnational migrants through a cross-border network of worker advocates and resources.

 

The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center is a US-based organization that leads national efforts to hold human traffickers accountable for their crimes and to raise awareness of victims’ rights.

 

The Issara Institute is a Bangkok-based organization that aids human trafficking victims through unconditional cash transfers and other services such as legal support, medical care, and job placement. 

 

ProDESC, the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Project, is a Mexico-based organization that works with migrants, miners, and indigenous communities to defend and advance their rights.

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center is an Alabama-based group that uses litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy to fight human trafficking and other forms of civil and human rights abuses.

 

The Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network is a coalition of non-governmental organizations that provide direct services to victims of human trafficking in the State of Washington. 

 

*Some of the these website descriptions come from the Christian Science Monitor.

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