Polaris Project launches new Global Human Trafficking Hotline network

With the support of a $3 million Global Impact Award from Google, Polaris Project has launched the Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network.  This new alliance of anti-trafficking hotlines will build a broader safety net for survivors, and it will create a data-driven approach focusing on eradication, prevention, and victim protection strategies on an international level.

In this effort, Polaris has joined with Liberty Asia and La Strada International, two organizations who have expertise in fighting human trafficking in Southeast Asia and Europe.

The hotline will build on Polaris Project’s global program Vision 2020.  This program aims to map and identify existing anti-trafficking hotlines worldwide, connect with individual hotlines for peer-to-peer learning, and offer training and technical assistance to expand anti-trafficking hotlines in target areas.  The goal is for every victim of modern-day slavery worldwide to have access to help and rehabilitation.

From 2002 to 2012, Polaris Project focused mainly on combating human trafficking in the United States.  By connecting and supporting anti-trafficking activities in other countries, Polaris Project strives to create a more coordinated response in helping victims and eliminating modern-day slavery.

To report a tip, connect with anti-trafficking services in your area, or request information, call The National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888, or send a text to BeFree (233733).

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