As the year draws to a close, in addition to giving gifts, many Americans will donate to causes they believe in.
There are anti-trafficking organizations serving human trafficking survivors and advocating at the state and local level. The Global Modern Slavery Directory allows you to search thousands of organizations by location to identify organizations within your community. You can then use Charity Navigator and/or Guidestar to check the reputation of an organization you are interested in donating to.
Other anti-trafficking organization work at the federal or international level. Over the year, Human Trafficking Search invited several of these non-profits to write about their work on our blog.
- ECPAT-USA, a member of ECPAT International, works to protect every child’s human rights to grow up free from the threat of sexual exploitation and trafficking. ECPAT-USA wrote about the increased risk of online exploitation and child sex trafficking as a result of COVID-19 and the online safety guide they developed to help children, parents, and teachers.
- The Human Trafficking Legal Center works to connect human trafficking survivors with lawyers, and works to improve federal policy to benefit trafficking survivors. Research fellows at the Center wrote about child labor and child trafficking in India, the increased risk of trafficking for domestic workers as a result of the coronavirus, and the policies that the Trump administration put in place that undermine anti-trafficking efforts.
- Greenpeace USA works to advance solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. One of their workstreams is dedicated to improving the environmental and social sustainability of seafood, including combatting forced labor in the seafood industry. Greenpeace wrote about the addition of fish harvested by the distant water fishing fleets of Taiwan and China to the Department of Labor’s 2020 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor.
- Freedom United works to raise awareness and educate the public on human trafficking topics, and develops campaigns that make the public ? stakeholders in ending modern slavery. Freedom United wrote about the intersection of race and human trafficking, and the heightened risk of labor exploitation as a result of COVID-19.
- Green America harnesses economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. They wrote about the failure of voluntary corporate efforts to end child labor in the chocolate industry and the scorecard they produced with Be Slavery Free and Mighty Earth to help consumers select more ethically sourced chocolate.
- Anti-Slavery International partners with local organizations to secure freedom for trafficking victims and advocates for effective implementation of anti-trafficking laws. They wrote about their work to end forced labor in the cotton harvest in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
- Polaris runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline, builds datasets to illuminate how human trafficking really works, and develops targeted strategies to disrupt and prevent trafficking. Polaris wrote a three part series about the intersection of human trafficking and U.S. prison labor.
These organizations are all doing vital work to combat human trafficking. The blog pieces they wrote for Human Trafficking Search highlight just a sliver of their overall work. We encourage you to explore their websites and consider donating to support their important work.