I. Anti Slavery Organizations
Free the Slaves is committed to ending slavery by working with grassroots organizations by funding their activities as well as increasing awareness through presentations and development of educational materials.
Anti-slavery International is an organization based in the U.K. that works to combat slavery and related abuses at the local, national and international levels by increasing awareness of slavery by lobbying governments and international organizations. It also works with local organizations to educate the public about slavery and supports research that is devoted to evaluating how slavery can be eradicated.
Based in U.S. and Japan, the Polaris Project is an international organization fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery by promoting direct intervention, survivor support and policy advocacy. The Polaris Project works at the grassroots level with an extensive volunteer network that is an important part of its community-based programs against human trafficking.
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is part of the anti-trafficking movement in the U.S. that works with individuals trafficked for forced labor and slavery. CAST provides social services and legal services to survivors of trafficking as well as training and advocacy for community and law enforcement personnel.
ECPAT International is a global network of groups committed to ending child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, ECPAT has a network of 72 partners worldwide working at the local, national and international levels. Its activities include development of tools, training, research to help NGOs, legislators and individuals to help combat child trafficking.
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women is committed to changing the political, social, economic and legal systems that lead to continuing practices of trafficking. GAATW works to ensure that the human rights of migrant women are protected..
The American Anti-Slavery Group is devoted to combating modern day slavery. AASG’s programs include promoting awareness, advocacy, activism, and providing aid to survivors. AASG has a speakers bureau of former slaves, activists and experts from around the world that tour the U.S. with inspiring presentations about the global problem of slavery.
The International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights organization consisting of human rights experts, attorneys and law enforcement professionals that serve as advocates for victims of violence, oppression, slavery, and sexual exploitation in keeping with the legacy of William Wilberforce as a leader of modern day slavery.
The Salvatorian Advocacy for Victims of Exploitation is a faith-based organization focused on addressing the issue of trafficking of women and children.
Vital Voices Global Partnership is focused on emphasizing the importance of women’s participation in society by building leadership capacity and develops connections between women globally. Vital Voices promotes women’s human rights and is dedicated to fighting human trafficking by improving prevention, providing protection for victims and facilitating the prosecution of perpetrators.
II. Government & U.N.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services works with local organizations to promote public awareness about trafficking and enable communities to identify and help victims of trafficking.
U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons which provides information on how to end trafficking. It includes the 2006 Trafficking in Persons Report, which provides in depth information on efforts of over 150 countries on combating trafficking and increasing awareness.
The United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (UNIAP) was established to create a harmonized response to human trafficking in the Greater Mekong region (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). Members agencies include six governments, thirteen UN agencies, and eight international NGOs.
The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime’s activities against trafficking include the establishment of the Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings (GPAT) in collaboration with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). GPAT identifies the involvement of organized crime in trafficking and advocates the development of ways to apprehend perpetrators.
This site serves as an extensive search engine and is developed by the National Multicultural Institute. It provides an information base on human trafficking, child labor, forced labor, and sex slavery.
Human Trafficking and modern day slavery website is a collection of resources on human trafficking organized by country and also provides information that can be used by teachers. Professor Martin Patt at the University of Massachusetts compiled the site.
This site is a resource on human trafficking in East Asia and the Pacific organized by the Academy for Educational Development and provides country-specific information. It also provides valuable information on related resources including publications, other web links, capacity building tools and resources on how various NGOs, governments and academic institutions are combating human trafficking.
The Protection Project is a human rights research institute based at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies that focuses on documentation of the scope of trafficking and its implications.