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Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.

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Deceived and enticed with false promises of good jobs, vulnerable young women and girls from Latin America are lured to the U.S. by powerful criminal networks and are forced to sell sex in bars and cantinas.
Check out our interactive tool to find out more about these victims, and read the new report: polarisproject.org/cantinas
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Join us this afternoon for a webinar with Regional Specialist Jenna Novak on how the NHTRC can help your community in its anti-trafficking efforts. We'll be starting at 3PM EST! http://ow.ly/5CXc302Tj48

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Big labor trafficking arrest in Houston: "In addition to physical and verbal abuse, federal prosecutors allege the woman was denied basic living necessities — like fresh food, fresh water for drinking and bathing, and access to medical treatment... According to the complaint, a caller notified the National Human Trafficking Resource Center about the woman's situation. The next month, the woman fled the Nsobundus' residence with the assistance of a case manager from the YMCA International Services Trafficked Persons Assistance Program..."

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Over the last several years, communities have increased efforts to raise awareness and combat sex trafficking around the Super Bowl. However, it is important to remember that human trafficking is a problem across the country 365 days a year, and towns and cities require long-term strategies to end human trafficking and help all survivors restore their freedom. Read more on our blog: http://polarisproject.org/blog/2016/02/05/super-bowl-myth

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Our most important partners in fighting against human trafficking are survivors of this crime. Congress took a critical step last year by establishing the first-ever survivor-led Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, but they must make sure Council members have the funding they need to do their work. polarisproject.org/nextlevel #AntiTraffickingMonth
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Victims of human trafficking deserve more protection. Tell Congress that increasing support for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline and local service providers helps survivors get help and stay safe. polarisproject.org/nextlevel #AntiTraffickingMonth
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Instead of playing whack-a-mole by responding to individual criminals on a case-by-case basis, we must make a concerted effort to identify and disrupt entire trafficking networks. Ask Congress for federal funding to properly investigate these large-scale organizations. polarisproject.org/nextlevel #AntiTraffickingMonth
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This Human Trafficking Awareness Day, tell Congress to support accurate data collection—it will help us better understand the trafficking networks that are leading people into forced labor or commercial sex against their will. polarisproject.org/nextlevel #AntiTraffickingMonth
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Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and the fight against human trafficking is at a tipping point. Join us in calling on Congress to build on the progress of the last 15 years by moving beyond simply responding to this crime. We must take the fight to the next level. polarisproject.org/nextlevel ‪#‎AntiTraffickingMonth‬

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Most of us have heard about or seen illicit massage businesses in our communities. But jokes about "happy endings" cover the reality that these businesses are often covers for a dark reality of trauma, assault, and even human trafficking. Read more on our blog.
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