The Polaris Project, which is dedicated to ending all forms of modern day slavery, has just published a report that they describe as a “roadmap” to disrupt and prevent human trafficking. This report focuses on the private and public sector, because to end human trafficking it will take the cooperation business and industry, with resources at a comparable scale, working together.
Human traffickers exploit legitimate systems within multiple business sectors for their own profits. From traffickers who use banks to store their earnings and buses to move their victims around; to the hotel rooms that are integral to the operations of some sex traffickers and the social media that are vital recruitment tools; this report highlights the way industries can make fundamental shifts to their systems to prevent, detect, and disrupt human trafficking.
Polaris officials have been working to eradicate human trafficking since 2002. Its comprehensive model puts victims at the center of their mission, which is helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.