The campaign to rescue and restore victims of human trafficking is described on this site and provides general information on human trafficking, including tools on how to identify people who may have been trafficked, and how to report suspected cases. Fact sheets are available in Spanish, Polish, Russian and Traditional Chinese.
AI's purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. AI has received the Nobel Peace Prize for their lifesaving work.
Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organization and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. They work at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery around the world by urging governments of countries with slavery to develop and implement measures to end it; lobbying governments and intergovernmental agencies to make slavery a priority issue; supporting research to assess the scale of slavery in order to identify measures to end it; working with local organizations to raise public awareness of slavery; and educating the public about the realities of slavery and campaigning for its end.
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 in the wake of the El Monte sweatshop case in Los Angeles, California USA, where 72 Thai garment workers were kept for eight years in slavery and debt bondage. Upon their release and under the leadership of CAST’s founder, Dr. Kathryn MacMahon, a group of concerned community activists realized something needed to be done to address the re-emergence of slavery in their own backyards. With this in mind, CAST was created to provide intensive case management, comprehensive services, and advocacy for survivors healing from the unspeakable violence endured during slavery.
The U.S. FBI works with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and national victim-based advocacy groups in joint task forces that combine resources and expertise on the issue. Today, the FBI participates in 30 law enforcement task forces and 42 Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored task forces around the nation.
Free the Slaves liberates slaves around the world, helps them rebuild their lives and researches real-world solutions to eradicate slavery forever. They use world-class research and compelling stories from the front lines of slavery to convince the powerful and the powerless that we can end slavery. Governments, the United Nations, businesses, communities, and each one of us has a role to play.
Freedom Network (USA), established in 2001, is a coalition of 25 non-governmental organizations that provide services to, and advocate for the rights of, trafficking survivors in the United States. Since the enactment of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Freedom Network (USA) members have worked closely with trafficked persons to ensure that they receive necessary services guaranteed under the VTVPA, and have also been engaged in monitoring implementation of the law.
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women is an alliance of more than 90 non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world. The GAATW International Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand. It coordinates the activities of the Alliance, collects and disseminates information, and advocates on behalf of the Alliance at regional and international level. Member organizations include migrant rights organizations; anti-trafficking organizations; self-organized groups of migrant workers, domestic workers, survivors of trafficking and sex workers; human rights and women's rights organizations; and direct service providers.
The Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. They advocate for and defend women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.
Global Rights is a human rights advocacy group that partners with local activists to challenge injustice and amplify new voices within the global discourse. With offices in countries around the world, they help local activists create just societies through proven strategies for effecting change. Their programs emphasize promoting women's human rights and combating discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Hagar International is a Swiss-based Christian organization that is committed to individualized and long-term assistance to its beneficiaries, advocating the strategic use of the social enterprise model as a tool for social rehabilitation and economic empowerment. Hagar works with women and children from devastating backgrounds of violence, abuse and trafficking and supports them in their recovery, rehabilitation, job readiness and ultimately community reintegration. Hagar International originated in Cambodia where it has been running social programs and social enterprises since 1994.
The purpose of this web site is to bring government and NGOs together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. The web site has country-specific information such as national laws, action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information. Many useful web site links are also provided.
The mission of the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships is to bring the issue of human trafficking to the forefront of public awareness by empowering individual communities to take action through education and the coordination of resources by creating partnerships of informed communities to share information, experiences and best practices in order to make the work of each partner more effective. The also work to extend efforts beyond local jurisdictions, and by supporting primary research and disseminating information.
The Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking is a distinctive partnership of organizations (spearheaded by The Salvation Army National Headquarters) united in their desire to abolish the sexual trafficking of women and children. IAST exists to create and equip a new abolition movement for the eradication of sexual trafficking, protection of survivors and prosecution of traffickers and exploiters.
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.
INTERPOL aims to end the abuse and exploitation of human beings for financial gain. One of INTERPOL’s main tools for helping police fight this type of crime is the INTERPOL Child Abuse Image Database. Created in 2001, it contains hundreds of thousands of images of child sexual abuse submitted by member countries, thereby facilitating the sharing of images and information to assist law enforcement agencies with the identification of new victims.
This page, provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, contains numerous examples of nationally recognized agencies and organizations that provide services or information on HIV/AIDS.
The Not For Sale Campaign equips and mobilizes activists to deploy innovative solutions to abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe. Facts and news items are presented. An excellent Bible study and college curriculum are available as free downloads.
The Nurture Hope Network provides training, resources, and networking so that missionaries, pastors, and churches will be engaged and equipped to respond to the issues of human trafficking. NHN purposes to be a staging area for resources, methods, concepts, brainstorming, and the sharing of ideas.
This is the home page of Polaris Project, an organization involved in the fight against human trafficking. Named after the North Star that guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project has been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002.
Polaris Project is one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan, with programs operating at international, national and local levels.
Project Rescue is a ministry focused on transdenominational aftercare of rescued women and girls. The rescue process begins when a victim is freed from the brothel and is considered complete only when she is emotionally, spiritually and physically healthy enough to begin a new life on her own. This holistic view of rescue includes providing a place of physical safety, medical care, counseling, literacy and vocational training, and spiritual development.
Stop The Traffik is a global movement working to combat the fastest growing global crime—people trafficking. Stop The Traffik has more than 1,000 member organizations in 50 countries and a grass roots following of ordinary activists around the world. Some sign petitions, wear symbols of the campaign, spread the message, and some show support through adapting their lifestyles.
This site is the home page of UNESCO Bangkok. It offers a broad array of information, including reports, fact sheets and links to other resources.
This is the web site for the United Nations’ Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.
This web site contains a library of documents concerning their department’s work for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse.
Internationally and domestically, the U.S. government's approach to combating trafficking in persons is an integrated one, based on prevention, protection and assistance for victims, and prosecution of traffickers. USAID plays an integral part in this effort. This page details the agency’s efforts at combating human trafficking.
This site concerns the Administration for Children & Families and details the Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking. Click on Campaign Tool Kits on the left side menu and Fact Sheets under About Human Trafficking for detailed information on various facets of human trafficking.
The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons provides the tools to combat trafficking in persons and assists in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts both worldwide and domestically in the United States. The 2008 Trafficking in Persons Report on 170 countries is the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons.
This page lists hot-lines for numerous organizations in countries worldwide, operated by governments and NGOs. The list was prepared by the Bureau of Trafficking in Persons.
This site, maintained by World Vision, describes their campaign against child sex tourism, and includes links to other resources to increase knowledge of this practice.