Indiana University Bloomington

Organizations

There are hundreds of Organizations working to prevent the many faces of human trafficking. The efforts of some circle the globe. Others remain local, and encompass the work of just a few dedicated individuals. Whether local or international, these groups are at the front lines of survivors’ services, advocacy, and awareness-raising.

All We Want Is Love
"All We Want Is LOVE aims to fight the injustice of modern day slavery through education and liberation. We want to rid the response of 'I didn't know' to the question of modern day slavery, especially in the United States."
Home: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Scope: National
History: Founded in July 2012 by Jillian Mourning
Resources:
  • Media
  • Blog
  • National Trafficking Hotline
Opportunities: Request a speaker, donate
Link: http://www.allwewantislove.org/index.htm

Anti-Slavery
"Today’s fight for tomorrow’s freedom”
Home: London, United Kingdom
Scope: national and international
History:  Founded April 17, 1839 by Thomas Clarkson and other abolitionists.
Resources:
  • Niger School Project
  • Slavery- Free London
  • Cotton Crimes
  • Home Alone Campaign
  • Chocolate Campaign
  • Reports
  • Photo
  • Exhibitions
Opportunities: become a member, donations, publications
Link: http://www.antislavery.org/english/

Breaking Chains
"Fight for the freedom of innocent children who have been subjected to the chains of bondage through prostitution, abuse, and trafficking."
Home: San Diego, California, USA
Scope: Latin America (Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Haiti)
History: Started in 2006
Resources:
  • Videos
  • Rescue
  • Safe housing
Opportunities: Volunteer (positions listed on site)
Link: http://breakingchains.ning.com/

Breaking Free
"To educate and provide services to women and girls who have been victims of abuse and commercial sexual exploitation (prostitution/sex trafficking) and need assistance escaping the violence in their lives."
Home: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Scope: Regional and USA
History: Founded in 1996 by Vednita Carter
Resources:
  • Pre-court diversion
  • Housing
  • Offenders Prostitution Program / The John School
  • Presentations and trainings
Opportunities: Volunteer, donate, internships, classroom visits
Link: http://www.breakingfree.net/

Broward Human Trafficking Coalition (BHTC)
"The mission of the BHTC is to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. The Coalition serves as an information, education, and networking resource for organizations as well as the community."
Home: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Scope: Local, National
Resources:
  • Collection of PDF, media, and news
  • Forums and awareness sessions
Opportunities: Attend meetings, subscribe to website
Link: http://www.bhtc.us/

Called to Rescue
"Called to Rescue is a non-profit, faith neutral, worldwide organization dedicated to the rescuing of minor children from sex trafficking, violence, and abuse."
Home: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Scope: International
History: Founded in 1997
Resources:
  • Self-defense classes
  • Recovery Home Project
Opportunities: Link: http://www.calledtorescue.org/

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
"To end human trafficking in our lifetime."
Home: New York City, USA
Scope: International
Resources:
  • Factbook
  • Videos
  • Pictures
  • Laws
  • Research
  • Reports
Opportunities: Donate, take action
Link: http://www.catwinternational.org/

Coalition for Organ-Faliure Solutions (COFS)
"COFS is a non-profit international health and human rights organization with a mission to end organ trafficking and enhance altruistic and deceased organ donation. COFS combines prevention, policy advocacy, and survivor support to combat organ trafficking."
Home: Washington DC, USA, and Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
Scope: International
History: "COFS was born from a calling to respond to victims of organ trafficking. Upon gathering testimonies and recognizing the systematic exploitation of destitute individuals for an organ, COFS was founded to provide outreach and combat these abuses."
Resources:
  • Outreach, awareness, advocacy, research
  • Stories
  • Publications
Opportunities: Donate
Link: http://cofs.org/home/

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)
“To assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.”
Home: Los Angeles, California, USA
Scope: regional
History: founded in1998 by Dr. Kathryn MacMahon after the El Monte sweatshop case.
Resources:
  • Hotline: 1(888) 539-2373
  • Survivor stories
  • Statistics
  • Newsletter
Opportunities: donate, volunteer
Link: http://www.castla.org/heal-trafficking

Council of Europe Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings
Home: France
Scope: Europe
History: Formed in May of 2005
Resources:
  • Annual reports
Opportunities:
Link: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/trafficking/default_en.asp

End Human Trafficking Now
“Combat human trafficking by mobilizing the business community as a strategic partner to put this illicit trade out of business.”
Home: Geneva, Switzerland
Scope: international
History: It began January 23, 2006, at a meeting of the Round Table of the Business Community against the Trafficking of Human Beings
Resources:
  • Case studies
  • Videos
  • Publications
  • Initiatives
  • E-Learning tools
Opportunities: become a member, sign up for newsletters,
Link: http://www.endhumantraffickingnow.com/

End Slavery Now
"Our mission is to end slavery in our lifetime."
Home: Washington, DC, USA
Scope: International
History: Founded December 2009
Resources:
  • Take Action database, featuring 100+ ideas for anti-trafficking action Project Action Map, featuring location and descriptions of anti-trafficking organizations and efforts ("action on the ground") around the globe
  • International Human Trafficking calendar
  • New Underground Railroad, ESN's global network which individuals and organizations can join and with which they can collaborate
  • Research Library
  • New Abolitionist e-mail service
  • Modern slavery photo galleries
  • The Free Project, a student anti-trafficking movement
  • Trafficking hotline
Opportunities: volunteer and internship
Link: http://www.endslaverynow.com/

ECPAT International
"ECPAT International is a global network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation."
Home: Bangkok, Thailand
Scope: International
History: Founded in 1990
Resources:
  • Publications
  • Youth Partnership Program
  • Combatting Child Sex Tourism
  • Promoting legal reform
  • Preventing the exploitation of children
Opportunities: Join a campaign, internship, job opportunities
Link: http://www.ecpat.net/EI/index.asp

ECPAT UK
“Stop the Trafficking, Stop the Tears”
Home: London, United Kingdom
Scope: International
History:  started in 2004 with research on child trafficking into the UK from other countries.
Resources:
  • Annual reports
  • Three small steps campaign
  • Youth Programs
  • Laws and Policies
  • National Training Center
Opportunities: fundraise, volunteer, jobs
Link:  http://www.ecpat.org.uk/

Fight Slavery Now
“Our mission is to expose and help eradicate modern-day slavery. Human trafficking inflicts untold suffering on all its victims. It deprives them of their most basic and unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are an all volunteer grass-roots organization, bound together in common purpose: to do all we can to end this crime against humanity.”
Home:
Scope: global
History: founded in 2008
Resources:
  • Action programs
  • General Trafficking Info
Opportunities: volunteer, fundraise
Link: http://fightslaverynow.org/

Florida Coalition against Human Trafficking
“The mission of FCAHT is to improve and provide outreach and services to victims of human trafficking throughout the State of Florida by developing support programs, networking, coalition building, training, service delivery, and referrals to victims in need. ”
Home: Clearwater, Florida, USA
Scope: International and domestic
History: founded by Anna I Rodriguez
Resources:
  • Videos and photos
  • Outreach and training programs
Opportunities: volunteer, donate items
Link: http://www.stophumantrafficking.org/

Free the Slaves
"Free the slaves is dedicated to ending slavery world-wide. It's an ambitious—and realizable—goal everyone has a role to play: governments, businesses, international aid organizations, consumers, and you."
Home: Washington, DC, USA
Scope: International
Resources:
  • Frontlines (providing food and shelter)
  • Research
  • Help with laws/government/businesses
  • Book list
  • Film
Opportunities: Jobs and internships, organize fundraising, student chapters
Link: https://www.freetheslaves.net/SSLPage.aspx

Freedom Network
"Ensure that trafficked persons are treated as victims and not criminals, are able to have full access to justice, including the right to full compensation and restitution from the traffickers, and are provided with access to linguistically-appropriate and culturally-sensitive, victim-centered social, mental health, medical, legal, educational, vocational and other services."
Home: USA
Scope: National
History: Founded in 2001
Resources:
  • Books
  • reports
  • articles/papers
  • Practitioner's guide
  • Training
Opportunities: become a member, attend annual conference
Link: http://freedomnetworkusa.org/

Harvard Kennedy School, Carr Center for Human Rights, Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
"To train future leaders for careers in public service and to apply first-class research to the solution of public policy problems."
Home: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Scope: International
Resources:
  • Research
  • Publications
Opportunities: Internship grant, student policy group
Link: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/carr/programs/human-trafficking-and-modern-slavery/

Homeland Security
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers, and protecting victims."
Home: Washington, DC, USA
Scope: National
Resources:
  • Blue campaign
  • Human trafficking awareness training
Link: http://www.dhs.gov/topic/human-trafficking

Hope for the voiceless
"Fighting the demand for domestic sex trafficking"
Home: Jenison, Michigan USA
Scope: regional
History: founded in 2010
Resources:
  • documentary
  • trafficking exhibit
  • unbound magazine
Opportunities: report trafficking, volunteer, presentations, donations
Link: http://hopeforthevoiceless.org/

Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership (HTAP)
"…the mission of the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships is to bring the issue of human trafficking to the forefront of public awareness."
Home: Sanibel, Florida, USA
Scope: Local
History: Founded in 2004 when a group of Florida women wanted to learn about human trafficking in their community.
Resources:
  • Training, outreach, and prevention programs
  • Trafficking Interactive Prevention Simulation
Opportunities: Donate
Link: http://www.humantraffickingawareness.org/

Human Trafficking Clinic
“HTC provides professional research, writing, and educational outreach on human trafficking and all forms of modern slavery.”
Home: Denver, Colorado, USA
Scope: global
History: “HTC began its work in August 2008 in response to the need for rigorous academic research in a new field in which high-level policy decisions are already being made. Professor Claude d’Estrée founded the HTC, in conjunction with the DU Task Force on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, now the HTC Task Force, to address the scarcity of information available.”
Resources:
  • Definitions database
  • Published resources
Opportunities: donate, become partner
Link: http://humantraffickingclinic.org/

Human Trafficking Foundation
Home: Hertfordshire, UK
Scope: National
History: "UK-based charity which grew out of the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking"
Resources:
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Legislation and reports
Opportunities: Add yourself to supporters map
Link: http://www.humantraffickingfoundation.org/

HumanTrafficking.Org
"A web resource for combatting human trafficking in the East Asian Pacific region"
Home: Washington, DC, USA
Scope: East Asia and Pacific, International
History: Cooperation via the web was initiated by organizations attending the 2000 meeting of the Asian Regional Initiative Against Trafficking (ARIAT) and funded by the US department of state from 2001-2008. It is now funded by the Academy for Educational Development.
Resources:
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Regional NGO and action plan information
  • Publications database
  • Training manuals and toolkits
Opportunities: Gather the knowledge and tools to recognize trafficking where you are.
Link: http://www.humantrafficking.org/

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
"INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing."
Home: Redmond, Washington, USA
Scope: National
History: Founded in 2000
Resources:
  • Media
  • Blogs
Opportunities: Start/join local chapter, fundraise, attend an event, participate in national campaigns, shop
Link: http://www.incite-national.org/

Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons (ITEMP)
"Breaking the bitter chains of slavery"
Home: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Scope: United States, Central America, Southeast Asia, and Europe
History: Founded by Patrick Atkinson in 2001
Resources:
  • Prevention
  • Investigation
  • Interdiction and Rescue
  • Rehabilitation
  • Government Advocacy
Opportunities:
Link: http://www.itemp.org/home.html

International Institute of Minnesota
"Helping New Americans achieve self-sufficiency and full membership in American life."
Home: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Scope: Minnesota and Upper Wisconsin
History: The Institute was founded in 1919 to address the needs of immigrants.
Resources:
  • 20 ways to fight human trafficking
  • Presentations and trainings
Opportunities: Donate, in-kind donations, volunteer, internship
Link: http://www.iimn.org/services/anti-human-trafficking/

International Justice Mission (IJM)
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM seeks to make public justice systems work for victims of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law.
Home: Washington, DC, USA. Partner offices in Canada, Germany, Netherlands, UK.
Scope: International. 15 field offices in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia and Guatemala. Casework Alliance Partnerships in Ecuador and Peru.
Resources:
  • Human Trafficking Factsheets
  • Case Work Stories
  • Trafficking in Cambodia publication
  • IJM in Cebu (Philippines) Impact assessment
  • Field office news and video
Opportunities: International field office internships and fellowships for college graduates and professionals. Washington DC internships for students and early career professionals. Summer legal internships. Involvement in local campaigns.
Link: http://www.ijm.org/

International Rescue Commitee (IRC)
Home: New York City, USA
Scope: International
History: Formed at the end of World War II as the combination of the International Relief Association and the Emergency Rescue Committee for the resettlement of refugees.
Resources:
  • Rescuing lives
  • Advocating for change
  • Resettling refugees
Opportunities: Donate, volunteer, raise money, and work for them
Link: http://www.rescue.org/

Kalayaan
“Justice for migrant domestic workers”
Home: London, UK
Scope: National
History: Registered charity in England and Wales
Resources:
  • Advice meetings
  • English Classes
  • Help get passport from employer
Opportunities: donations, volunteer, internships
Link: http://www.kalayaan.org.uk/

Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
“To combat human trafficking at a local and global level through community-based research, training and education, leadership development, and intentional collaboration.”
Home: Denver, Colorado, USA
Scope: Colorado
History: Started in February of 2005 by Polaris project volunteers
Resources:
  • Media center- video and articles
  • Arrange a presentation
Opportunities: volunteer, intern, jobs
Link: http://www.combathumantrafficking.org/

Love 146
“End child trafficking and exploitation”
Home: London, UK and New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Scope: international
History: Founded in September 2002, by Rob Morris, Lamont Hiebert, Desirea Rodgers, and Caroline Hahm after they went on a trip to SE Asia
Resources:
  • Aftercare-Safe homes
  • Prevention (Asia, US, Europe)
  • Victim stories
  • Film and book list
  • Preventive and after care research
Opportunities: donate, join or start a task force, volunteer, internship, employment, store
Link: http://love146.org/

Maiti Nepal
Home: Kathmandu, Nepal
Scope: National
History: "A group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and social workers together formed Maiti Nepal in 1993 to fight against all the social evils inflicted upon our female populace."
Resources:
  • Transit Homes
  • Rehabilitation
  • Toll free number to report child abuse
Opportunities: Donate
Link: http://www.maitinepal.org/index.php

MANNA Freedom
"MANNA Freedom is dedicated to the task of raising awareness of the dangers of human trafficking and to the prevention of teens and children becoming victims of exploitation, both domestically and internationally."
Home: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Scope: International and domestic
Resources:
  • Survivor stories and videos
  • Teen Awareness Projects (TAP)
  • Trafficking hotline
  • Trafficking blog
Opportunities: Trips, fundraising
Link: http://www.mannafreedom.com/

Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition
“Prevention, action, and resources to end human trafficking”
Home: Maryland, USA
Scope: state and national
History: Founded in 2009 with the focus of assisting trafficking victims
Resources:
  • Campaigns
  • News
  • Resources for survivors
  • Resources for activists
Opportunities: donate, participate in events, intern, volunteer
Link: http://marylandcoalition.org/

More Too Life
“Heal the issues of childhood and adult sexual abuse and exploitation through restore programs for women and children including community awareness and prevention”
Home: Sarasota, Florida, USA
Scope: regional
History: founded by Dr. Brook Bello, a former child sex slave
Resources:
  • Book
  • Documentary
  • Recovery programs
Opportunities: volunteer
Link: http://moretoolife.org/

MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking)
"MTV EXIT aims to increase awareness and prevention of human trafficking through television programs, online content, live events, and partnerships with anti-trafficking organizations."
Scope: International
Resources:
  • Media
Opportunities: Employment, screen videos
Link: http://mtvexit.org/

NEXUS Institute
NEXUS is a leader in research, analysis and evaluation in the field of human rights, specializing in human trafficking and related issues. We are pioneering the application and adaptation of methods for the collection, analysis, and presentation of new knowledge about these issues and society's responses to them to identify what works, what doesn't, and why.
Scope: International. Developing countries in Africa, countries in transition in South East Europe and the former Soviet Union, and developing countries in South East Asia.
Resources:
  • Online publications
Link: http://www.nexusinstitute.net/

Night Life
“NightLight is an international organization committed to addressing the complex issues of commercial sexual exploitation through prevention, intervention, restoration, and education.”
Home: Bangkok, Thailand; Atlanta, Branson, and Los Angeles
Scope: US and Thailand
History: Founded by Annie Dieselberg in 2005 to help women involved in sex trafficking
Resources:
  • Media
  • Blog
  • Shop (money goes to help)
Opportunities: intern, jobs, representative, host a party, shop
Link: http://nightlightinternational.com/

Not for Sale
"Not For Sale fights human trafficking and modern-day slavery around the world. Through international work on the ground and in mainstream supply chains, we proactively target the root causes of slavery while engaging and equipping the movement for freedom."
Home: California, USA
Scope: International
History: Founded in 2007 by David Batstone after he learned his favorite Bay Area restaurant had been the center of a local human trafficking ring.
Resources:
  • World map of reported trafficking cases at www.slaverymap.org
  • Free2Work smartphone app featuring trafficking and labor abuse brand ratings (A through F) for conscious consumers, available at http://www.free2work.org/
  • Impact reports
  • Social ventures
  • Student abolitionist movement handbook
Opportunities: Not for Sale Academy, 6-month fellowships, school- and church-based action campaigns
Link: http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

One Voice to End Slavery
"We exist for the everyday abolitionist to connect, conspire and collaborate. This is open source networking, a place to share, learn, and act."
Scope: International
Resources:
  • Blog
  • Videos
  • Interviews
Opportunities: Become a member, purchase from their store
Link: http://www.onevoicetoendslavery.com/

Operation Ransom
“Rescue, Educate and Reintegrate Victims of Human Trafficking”
Home:
Scope: International, USA, Nepal, India
History: Founded in 1998 by Dave Rogers after a trip to Nepal. Now a program of Kingdom Investments International. Major projects include a border surveillance program to protect would-be sex trafficking victims leaving Nepal for India.
Resources:
  • General Trafficking Info
Opportunities: donations
Link: http://www.operationransom.com/

Pink Purse Project
“Our mission is to encourage and empower women to develop confidence and strength by building their self esteem and giving them a positive outlook on their life and future so that they can become influential community leaders.”
Home: Minneapolis, MN , USA
Scope: regional
History: founded by Cerise D. Lewis
Resources:
  • Purse design contest
  • Service learning projects
  • Referrals accepted: “Do you know someone that could benefit from the Pink Purse Project? We are looking for women that need an encouraging boost in life. Perhaps they recently lost their job, they may be in a domestic violence situation, coming out of human trafficking or even in transitional housing. Whatever the case we want to be a blessing to them. Please refer them..”
Opportunities: volunteer, donate (purse, toiletries)
Link: http://www.pinkpurseproject.org/

Polaris Project
Polaris Project is one of the leading organizations in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the US and globally
Home: Washington, DC, USA
Scope: United States
History: Founded by two Brown University college seniors in February 2002.
Resources:
  • National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline 1-888-3737-888, to report trafficking, request information, or connect with local anti-trafficking groups.
  • Online labor and sex trafficking information
  • Interactive online training for health professionals
  • Fact sheet on child trafficking for education professionals
  • State-by-state graphic on calls to NHTRC hotline, local information, and resources
  • Human trafficking Case Examples document
  • Trafficking Power Wheel document
  • Sex Trafficking Networks document
  • Comprehensive Trafficking Assessment
  • Community Model Action Plan (CMAP)
  • Human Trafficking Training Program (US Dept Homeland Sec and Fed Law Enforcement Training Center)
  • US Task Force Map
  • Awareness and Outreach materials
  • NHTRC newsletter
  • USA-TIP Listserv
Opportunities: Occasional volunteer positions in Washington, DC, and Newark, New Jersey. Tips for fundraising and awareness raising in local communities (letters to the editor, etc.). Events and trainings across the US.
Link: http://www.polarisproject.org/

Poppy Project
Home: London, United Kingdoms
Scope: national
History: Founded in 2003 to provide support, advocacy, and accommodation to trafficked women. The Poppy Project is an Eaves Project.
Resources:
  • Referral number 020-07735-2062
  • 14 bed spaces
  • Success stories
Opportunities: donations, volunteering, fundraising, jobs
Link: http://www.eavesforwomen.org.uk/about-eaves/our-projects/the-poppy-project

Prevent Human Trafficking
"Prevent Human Trafficking (PHT) is a Washington, D.C., based non-profit organization working to build a bridge between South East Asia and the United States to prevent human trafficking. PHT empowers individuals, organizations and governments to tackle the root causes of human trafficking through direct support and technical assistance. PHT uses its expertise and networks to promote best practice and inspire sustainable solutions in the movement to prevent human trafficking."
Home: Washington, DC, USA
Scope: South East Asia and United States
History: Formed in 1999 by Christina Arnold
Resources:
  • The Bamboo School
  • Mae Sarieng Scholarship
  • Rapid Report and Response (app)
Opportunities: Internship
Link: http://preventhumantrafficking.org/

Project LoveJoy
"Using modern media to address the injustice of human trafficking"
Home: USA
Scope: India
History: Inspired after trip to India, founder helped make a safe house for victims of trafficking.
Resources:
  • Photo documentary of trafficking
Opportunities: supported by wedding photography by Corey Pro
Link: http://www.coreypro.com/#/project-lovejoy/

Purple Teardrop Campaign
Home: United Kingdom
Scope: National
History: Founded in 2008
Resources:
  • Informative posters for sale
  • Seminars, articles, presentations
  • Safe housing
  • Survivor stories
Opportunities: subscribe, donations
Link: http://www.purpleteardrop.org.uk/

Rahab's Hideaway
Rahab's Hideaway is a shelter and safe space for young people who have been trafficked for sex. The shelter staff are "…addressing a worldwide problem, human trafficking/street prostitution, homeless and vulnerable youth… For those who are looking for a way out, Rahab's Hideaway is a beacon of light."
Home: Ohio, USA
Scope: USA
History: Founded on September 26, 2008, by Ms. Marlene Carson.
Resources:
  • Transitional housing
  • Client support services including case management, assistance navigating the criminal justice and social service systems, organization of social activities, referrals.
Opportunities: Donations, volunteering, and prayer
Link: http://www.rahabshideaway.org/

Rapha House
"Rapha House exists to love, rescue, and heal children who have been rescued from trafficking and sexual exploitation."
Home: Joplin, Missouri, USA
History: Founded in 2003 to aid trafficked children
Resources:
  • Rescue
  • Safe houses
  • Reintegration (job placement)
  • Freedom centers
Opportunities: Volunteer, host event, pray
Link: http://www.raphahouse.org/

Ratanak International
"To help the Cambodian people rebuild their country and in so doing show them the love of Jesus Christ in a tangible way. We seek out the very best agencies to work with, agencies that truly love and understand the people."
Home: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Scope: Cambodia
History: Founded by Brian McConaghy after visiting a Cambodian refugee camp in Thailand in 1989
Resources:
  • Sponsors foster care homes for children taken from brothels
Opportunities: Fundraising, prayer
Link: http://www.ratanak.org/

Safe Horizon
"Safe Horizon provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities."
Home: New York City, USA
Scope: Local
History: Safe Horizon's Anti-Trafficking Program was founded in 2001.
Resources:
  • Survivor stories
  • Victim support
  • 24-hour toll-free Hotline at 800.621.HOPE (4673)
Opportunities: Donate, tell-a-friend, volunteer
Link: http://www.safehorizon.org/index/what-we-do-2/anti-trafficking-program-13.html

Shared Hope International
“Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex slavery, restore victims of sex trafficking, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. We envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a committed community restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value and choice – one life at a time.”
Home: Vancouver, WA, USA
Scope: International
History: Founded in 1998 after Linda Smith visited the India and saw the condition of sex slaves
Resources:
  • Billboard campaign
  • Bill tracking (by state)
  • HIV/AIDS clinic
  • Survivor stories
Opportunities: host an event, sponsor billboard, donate, contact your representative, become ambassador
Link: http://sharedhope.org/

Shoe Revolt
“SHOE REVOLT believes that freedom is not an option; it is a right! Shoe Revolt believes that the most powerful way to protect teens is through education. This makes the need for education in schools crucial in order to end traffickers’ ability to target youth. A more educated youth group limits a pimp’s ability to feed modern day slavery.”
Home: Mansfield, TX, USA
Scope: National
History: Founded by Ateba Crocker in 2010
Resources:
  • Teen Revolt groups
  • Celebrity shoe auctions for funding teen revolt
Opportunities: donations, volunteer, intern
Link: http://www.shoerevolt.org/

Sex Work, Activist Allies, and You (SWAAY)
"To grow the American sex workers' rights movement through real public outreach and providing accessible information about sex work to general audiences."
Home: Seattle, Washington, USA
Scope: National
Resources:
  • Campaigns
  • History of various terms surrounding sex work
  • Statements from sex workers regarding family/friends, the public, and clients
Opportunities: Donate, shop, sex workers can submit statements, attend events
Link: http://www.swaay.org/

Slavery Footprint
"…the Slavery Footprint crew works to engage individuals, groups, and businesses to build awareness for and create action against modern-day slavery."
Home: Oakland, California, USA
Scope: International
History: Founded by Justin Dillon in 2011
Resources:
  • "How Many Slaves Work for You" survey
  • Shows visitor how they are connected to slavery in the products they use every day
  • "I'm with Lincoln" documentary
Opportunities:
Link: http://slaveryfootprint.org/

Somaly Mam
"To give victims and survivors a voice in their lives, liberate victims, end slavery, and empower survivors as they create and sustain lives of dignity."
Home: New York City, USA
Scope: Southeast Asia
History: Founded in 2007 when Jared Greenberg and Nicholas Lumpp met Cambodian trafficking survivor Somaly Mam.
Resources:
  • Provides supplies, education, recovery and; training, reintegration
  • Outreach
  • Media
Opportunities: Shop, donate, volunteer, fundraise, request a speaker, jobs and; internships
Link: http://somaly.org/

Standing Against Global Exploitation Project (SAGE Project)
"SAGE seeks to effect change on two levels: (1) in the lives of vulnerable and exploited individuals and (2) in the local, national and international community , by providing opportunities for healing and justice while challenging societal attitudes that foster ignorance and acceptance of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking."
Home: San Francisco, CAlifornia, USA
Scope: National, local
History: Started in 1992 by Norma Hotaling
Resources:
  • Trauma and Addiction recovery program
  • First Offender Prostitution Program
  • Youth and Transitional Adult Services
  • Alternative Healing and Health Education
  • Mental counseling
  • Survivor resources
Opportunities: Volunteer, donate
Link: http://sagesf.org/

Stella's Voice
"Stella's Voice is here to spread the truth about human trafficking victims and modern slavery. So many people are surprised and horrified to learn the extent to which this type of activity still exists. Many of the human trafficking victims are children, and the child trafficking statistics are heartbreaking."
Home: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Scope: Moldova
History: Founded in 1992 when Philip Cameron visited an orphanage in Moldova where children were freezing to death.
Resources:
  • Homes for orphans so they aren't trafficked
  • Public speaking
Opportunities: Donate, fundraise, purchase from their store
Link: http://www.stellasvoice.org/

Stop Child Trafficking
"Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) funds efforts that target the demand side of child sex slavery."
Home: New York City, USA
Scope: USA
Resources:
  • Campaigns (national walk, campus campaign, coins for children, red with love)
Opportunities: Sponsorship, merchandise
Link: www.sctnow.org

Stop Traffick Fashion
"Stop Traffick Fashion provides opportunities and hope for survivors of human trafficking, while offering you stunning ethical fashion."
Home: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Scope: International
History: Started in 2009 by Emily Hill
Resources:
  • Stories
  • Products made my survivors
Opportunities: Shop, volunteer, host a party
Link: http://stoptraffickfashion.com/

Stop the Traffik
"People Shouldn't Be Bought and Sold"
Home: London, UK
Scope: Local, International
History: Founded in 2006 by Phil Lane
Resources:
  • Report an incidence
  • Films
  • Posters
  • Campaign - chocolate, taxis, police and crime commissioners, communities, travel, business, education
  • Connect to activities near you
Opportunities: Fundraising, start an community group
Link: http://www.stopthetraffik.org/

The A21 Campaign
“The A21 Campaign is comprised of individuals, organizations, government officials, and people like you. We are committed to one goal: to abolish slavery in the 21st century.”
Home: Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Thessaloniki, Greece; Baulkham Hills BC, Australia; London, United Kingdom; Ravnushkina Tetiana Valeriivna, Ukraine
Scope: Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine, United States, Australia, UK
History:
Resources:
  • Blog
  • Video
  • Downloads
Opportunities: volunteer, internship
Link: http://www.thea21campaign.org/index.php#.UMIYJNckXTo

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
“The Gilder Lehrman Center strives to make a vital contribution to the understanding of slavery and its role in the development of the modern world. While the Center's primary focus has been on scholarly research, it also seeks to bridge the divide between scholarship and public knowledge by opening channels of communication between the scholarly community and the wider public.”
Home: New Haven, CT, USA
Scope: international
History: Founded in 1998 through the generosity of businessmen Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Center is a direct outgrowth of a public lecture on "The Origins and Nature of New World Slavery" given by founding Director and Sterling Professor of History Emeritus David Brion Davis.
Resources:
  • Document library
  • Teacher resources (Middle passages & Citizens All)
Opportunities: conferences, lectures, fellowship
Link: http://www.yale.edu/glc/index.html

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) is an alliance of 106 non-governmental organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe, LAC, and North America. The GAATW Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and coordinates the activities of the Alliance, collects and disseminates information, and advocates on behalf of the Alliance at regional and international levels.
Home: Bangkok, Thailand
Scope: International
History: Founded by participants of a feminist participatory action research project and resulting conference in Thailand in 1994.
Resources:
  • Home of Anti-Trafficking Review, an annual journal for researchers, practitioners.
  • Online publications and working papers.
  • Online video clips including Stories of Migrating Women, Video Advocacy Project 2008 (on the overcharging and indebting of Indonesian Migrant Workers), and Documenting our Lives: Using Video Cameras to Tell Stories of Exploitation and Struggle
  • List of international instruments (links to protocols, conventions etc.)
Opportunities: 2-3 internships per year and volunteer positions as needed, Bangkok, Thailand.
Link: http://www.gaatw.org/

The Project to End Human Trafficking
"The mission of the Project to End Human Trafficking is to work toward the elimination of trafficking in persons, especially women and children trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation."
Home: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Scope: Local, national, and international
History: "The Project to End Human Trafficking (PEHT) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2004 as part of the anti-slavery movement. The initial goal of the founders was not to begin an organization, but simply to offer educational lectures about human trafficking"
Resources:
  • Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline
  • Lecture presentations
Opportunities: Volunteer, mailing list, internships
Link: http://www.endhumantrafficking.org/

The Salvation Army World Services Office
"To support and strengthen The Salvation Army's efforts to work hand-in-hand with communities to improve the health, economic, and spiritual conditions of the poor throughout the world."
Home: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Scope: China, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Mexico, Kenya, Nigeria, and Indonesia
History: SAWSO was launched in 1977 with Major Ernest A. Miller as its first director.
Resources:
  • Education for survivors
  • Victim Support
Opportunities: Fundraising, donate
Link: http://www.sawso.org

The Sex Workers Project (SWP)
"As the only US organization meeting the needs of both sex workers and trafficking victims, the Sex Workers Project serves a marginalized community that few others reach. Together, we are working to create a world that is safe for sex workers and where human trafficking does not exist."
Home: New York City, USA
Scope: National
Resources:
  • Media (videos, photos, audio, podcast)
  • Hotlines
  • Referrals
  • Campaigns (A Call to Change US Policy on Sex Work and HIV, UN Universal Periodic Review of US Human Rights, New York State Bill S1379/A2305)
  • Reports
Opportunities: Donate, internships
Link: http://www.sexworkersproject.org/

The United States Department of Justice-Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
"Our mission is to protect children from sexual exploitation through the vigorous enforcement of federal laws, and to continuously improve the federal response to these serious crimes."
Home: Washington, DC, USA
Scope: National
History: Created in 1987
Resources:
  • Reports
  • Report violations
  • Explanation of laws
Project Safe Childhood - http://www.justice.gov/psc/
Opportunities: Employment, internship
Link: http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/

Unchosen
“Unchosen is an anti-trafficking charity promoting human trafficking film campaigns nationwide. Through film, documentaries, interviews and Q&As, Unchosen raises awareness about domestic servitude, forced labour, child and sex trafficking happening here in the UK.”
Home: Clifton, Bristol, UK
Scope: national and international
History: founded in 2008 by Trish Davidson
Resources:
  • Victim Stories
  • Film Campaigns
Opportunities: intern, organize your own campaign, volunteer
Link: http://www.unchosen.org.uk/

United Against Contemporary Trafficking (U-ACT)
Home: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Scope: local
History: founded in 2009
Resources:
  • Free2Walk
  • Resource List
  • Event summary
  • Freedom Sunday Presentation
Hotlines: Indianapolis area (1-800-928-6403), National (1-888-3737-888)
Opportunities: join meetings, mailing list
Link: http://www.u-act.org/

United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT)
“UN.GIFT aims to mobilize state and non-state actors to eradicate human trafficking by reducing both the vulnerability of potential victims and the demand for exploitation in all its forms; ensuring adequate protection and support to those who fall victim; and supporting the efficient prosecution of the criminals involved, while respecting the fundamental human rights of all persons.”
Home:
Scope: International
History: Started in March of 2007 by International Labor Organization (ILO), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Resources:
  • Forums
  • Media
  • Government action plans
Opportunities:
Link: http://www.ungift.org/

University of Bedfordshire International Centre for the Study of Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Young People
This is the first international research center with an exclusive focus upon scholarship in the area of sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and young people. There is an increasing concern in government and welfare and justice agencies about problems associated with the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and young people. This center aims to develop an international dialogue between academics, practitioners, and policymakers who share these concerns
Home: Luton, Bedfordshire, UK
Scope: United Kingdom, International
History: Launched in 2010 as an extension of existing research relating to the sexual exploitation and the trafficking of young people within the University of Bedfordshire.
Resources:
  • U of Bedfordshire Child Exploitation Data Monitoring Tool
  • U of Bedfordshire Tool to assess progress in protecting children from sexual exploitation
  • Research and prevention project reports, including "Young people and trafficking: a research project into practitioners definitions of responses to trafficking" funded by NSPCC
  • Quarterly newsletter
Opportunities: Research collaboration, research degrees offered by University of Bedfordshire Institute of Applied Research
Link: http://www.beds.ac.uk/research/iasr/centres/intcent

University of Michigan Law School Human Trafficking Clinic
"The Human Trafficking Clinic lawyers and students provide legal services to victims of human trafficking regardless of age, gender, or national origin. Students gain core knowledge and foundational skills through client representation and advocacy. The Human Trafficking Clinic is committed to advancing anti-trafficking policy through interdisciplinary collaboration at the local, national, and international levels."
Home: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Scope: United States, International
History: Launched in 2009 as the only human trafficking-focused clinical law program.
Resources:
  • Human Trafficking Clinic offering direct legal representation and advocacy for domestic and foreign trafficking survivors
  • Community education and training
  • Human Trafficking Law Project (HTLP) Database, the first publicly available online database of human trafficking cases within the US
Opportunities: Volunteer positions for UM law students, occasional volunteer translator positions for speakers of less-commonly spoken languages, 3-6 summer legal clerk positions each year.
Link: http://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/humantraffickingclinicalprogram/Pages/default.aspx

Veronica's Voice
"To connect with American victims of commercial sexual exploitation (prostitution) of all ages, to encourage, educate and empower them to make lifestyle changes, which lead to recovery of their mind, body and spirit."
Home: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Scope: USA
History: Founded in 2000 by Kristy Childs
Resources:
  • SAFE Center
  • Offenders Accountability Re-Education Program (OAR)
  • Crisis lines
Opportunities: Volunteer, donate
Link: http://www.veronicasvoice.org/

Walk Free
"Walk Free is a movement of people everywhere, fighting to end one of the world's greatest evils: modern slavery."
Scope: International
Resources:
  • Petitions
  • News
Opportunities: Sign petitions
Link: http://www.walkfree.org/

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