Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery
How to Give & Get Help
How to Get Help -- You are not alone
A Global Hotline List was published by the US State Department in 2009 using information
gathered from U.S. Embassies abroad.
The hotline numbers listed include many operated by both foreign
governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and have not been
officially vetted or assessed, and their listing should not be construed as
having U.S. Government support or approval.
Check it out at https://2009-2017.state.gov/j/tip/rls/other/2009/121161.htm
In addition, we have the following …
U.S.A. - If
you are a victim, or believe you might be a victim, of human trafficking,
seek help. The toll-free National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
is available to answer calls in over 170 languages from anywhere in the
country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
Call for help. Call
with questions - Any time - Any language - 888-3737-888
Call 911 if you are
experiencing an emergency
In addition, you may
report suspected cases of human trafficking to The United States Attorney's
Office by phone 1-(877) 398-2842
U.S.A. - The
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
The Hotline is a
source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking
information and guidance on how to help someone they know
confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis
intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for
immediate safety. Their database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in
communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak
with callers, and their Language Line offers translations in 170+ different
Azerbaijan - HOTLINES for trafficking victims and
shelter - 152 and 562-21-12.
European Union - The European Commission is set to launch
a toll-free, six-digit telephone number – 116 000 – that will act as a single hotline number for reporting
missing children through the 27 member states of the European Union.
India - CHILDLINE (call toll free 1098) reaches out to all children in need of care
and protection such as: street children, child labourers,
children who have been abused, child victims of flesh trade,
differently-abled children, child addicts, children in conflict with the law,
children in institutions, mentally challenged children, HIV/AIDs infected
children, children affected by conflict and disaster, child political
refugees, children whose families are in crises.
The Government of
Delhi running the 'youth' helpline named Yuva Phone
Israel - THE HOTLINE FOR MIGRANT WORKERS (HMW)
(call 03-560-2530) established in
1998, is a non-partisan, not for profit organization, dedicated to (a)
promoting the rights of undocumented migrant workers and refugees and (b)
eliminating trafficking in women in Israel.
Jamaica - The Child Development Agency (CDA) has
launched a new toll free telephone line dedicated to handling cases of human
trafficking, particularly as it relates to children. The number is 1-888-PROTECT or 1-888-776-8328.
Japan - Hot Line Reaches Out To Women Forced
Into Sexual Slavery. The hot line
numbers: 0120-879-871 for English
and Japanese, 0120-879-872 for Thai, 0120-879-873 for Chinese and 0120-879-874
Mexico - Mexico City's Anti-Human Trafficking
Hotline is 01800 5533 000
Peru - The Peruvian hotline, 0800-2-3232, is a free and confidential service that provides
information to victims of human trafficking and channels complaints to the
anti-trafficking arm of the National Police.
Qatar - Hotline set up to combat human
trafficking – 466-9888 & 564-3388.
South Africa - IOM's national 24-hour toll-free
telephone helpline 0800 555 999,
which was set up in August 2004 to encourage members of the public to report
known or suspected cases of sex-trafficking and to inform victims in South
Africa that they can seek help.
Ukraine - Customers of Ukrainian mobile phone
service providers KyivStar, UMC and life:) can dial
'527' from their handsets in order
to receive information and advice from the IOM on migration and trafficking
issues, and potential migrants will also get information on legal methods of
How YOU can help others
To fight Human Trafficking and to
help reduce the incidence of Modern-day Slavery, check out the following list
of organizations that are working towards these goals and support their
efforts either financially or through active participation. Always research an organization and solicit
advice from friends or colleagues before sending money.
Angel Coalition is
Russia’s largest, most-respected anti-trafficking consortium. Coalition
activities include the operation of the Trafficking Victim Assistance Center
to End Exploitation is
a non-religious, non-partisan Canadian based organization working mainly in
Vietnam & Cambodia in the field of human trafficking and sexual
exploitation. Its mission is to
improve the lives of women and children who have been exploited, or who
represent a high risk for exploitation by the commercial sex industry,
focusing on empowering women, supporting development, and improving the lives
Against Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children) works for prevention
of human trafficking and their sexual exploitation and discrimination. ATSEC
facilitates advocacy, creates awareness and social mobilization, provides
technical support, initiates research and program support activities to
resist inhuman and heinous offences like exploitative sexual crime and
trafficking in women and children.
Anti-Slavery International is
the world's oldest international human rights organization and the only
charity in the
Daughters is the first anti-trafficking group
established in California focusing solely on ending the sexual bondage of
female adolescents and children.
Center for the Advancement of Human Rights
(CAHR) facilitates the development of human rights related courses
Worldwide is an e-initiative of Nobel
Laureates, dedicated to raise public awareness on issues concerning the
plight and the future of the world's children, and to combat child abuse,
child slavery and sexual exploitation of children.
CRIN - Child Rights Information
Network is a global network that disseminates
information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights
amongst non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies,
inter-governmental organization (IGOs), educational institutions, and other
child rights experts. The Coordinating Unit is based in
Trafficking in Women (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that
promotes women's human rights. It works internationally to combat sexual
exploitation in all its forms, especially prostitution and trafficking in
women and children, in particular girls.
- Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
is a multi-ethnic human rights organization whose mission is to assist
persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices
and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations. CAST
has provided training and technical assistance to thousands of NGO and
government personnel and represented the
ECPAT is a
network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate the
commercial sexual exploitation of children.
It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children
everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of commercial
- European Network Against Child Trafficking
is financed by the European Commission (Stop II). Save the Children Italy
coordinates the Project in partnership with other organizations.
Free the Slaves is a non-profit
organization working to end slavery worldwide, believing that ending slavery
worldwide is an ambitious–and realizable–goal that requires a solid
commitment to specific guiding principles as well as multiple, holistic
Freedom House is a leading
advocate of the world's young democracies, which are coping with the
debilitating legacy of statism, dictatorship, and political
repression. It conducts an array of
GAATW - Global Alliance Against
Traffic in Women is a network of non-governmental organizations and
individuals from all regions of the world, who share a deep concern for the women,
children and men whose human rights have been violated by the criminal
practice of trafficking in persons.
GAATW's mission is to ensure that the human rights of migrant women
are respected and protected by authorities and agencies.
Global Rights is a human rights
advocacy group that partners with local activists to challenge injustice and
amplify new voices within the global discourse. With offices in countries around the world,
Global Rights helps local activists create just societies through proven
strategies for effecting change.
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to
protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to
prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from
inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights
violations and hold abusers accountable.
We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive
practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international
community to support the cause of human rights for all.
a web resource for combating human trafficking. The project is being
implemented by the Academy for Educational Development with funding provided
by the U.S. State Department. Its objective is to bring Government and NGOs
iAbolish! - The American
Anti-Slavery Group works ceaselessly through every available means –
building public awareness, leading advocacy campaigns, conducting research,
bartering for the freedom of those in chains, empowering survivors to tell
their stories and transform hearts and minds -- to liberate the millions of
people trapped in the virtually indescribable and unimaginable degradation
and horror of bondage.
International La Strada Association is a network of independent human rights
NGOs that aims to prevent trafficking in human beings, with a focus on women
in Central and Eastern Europe. The primary goal is to improve the position of
women and to promote their universal rights, including the right to choose to
emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence and abuse.
Labor Organization - ILO formulates international labor standards in
the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of
basic labor rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective
bargaining, abolition of forced labor, equality of opportunity and treatment,
and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work
IOM - International Organization for
become the leading international organization working with migrants and
governments to provide humane responses to migration challenges.
International Rescue Committee is a global leader
in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights,
post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those
uprooted or affected by conflict and oppression. At work in 25 countries, the
IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities,
cares for war-traumatized children, rehabilitates health care, water and
sanitation systems, reunites separated families, restores lost livelihoods,
establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of local
organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives.
Institute - Ending the Sexual Trafficking of Girls from Russia
the first American NGO to conduct programs focusing on prevention of sexual
trafficking of girls and women in the Russian Federation
Polaris Project is a multicultural
grassroots organization combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
Based in the
Project promotes human rights values around the
world. Its mission is to establish an
international framework for the elimination of trafficking in persons,
especially women and children. The goal
of the Protection Project is to research and document the global scope of the
problem of trafficking in persons and, through the dissemination of relevant
and timely information, to influence policy and practice in the war against
Refugees International generates
lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around
the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement.
Rutherford Institute is a civil
liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened
SaveASlave’s mission is to
inform the world about the issues surrounding modern involuntary servitude –
slavery, and to encourage former slaves by providing linkage to resources for
training, financial and spiritual support.
The Terre des Hommes
International Federation is a network of eleven national organisations working for the rights of children and to
promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural
or gender-based discrimination.
Tiny Hands International – began its anti-trafficking work in
2006. Its approach to fighting
trafficking in Nepal begins at the border crossings where they identify and
stop trafficking victims and, when possible, their traffickers before they
The Zero –
Human Trafficking Resources - Andrew Vachss is
an attorney who represents children and youth exclusively, with 30 years experience in child protective work. He has been a federal investigator in
sexually transmitted diseases, a social services caseworker, and a labor
organizer. He also directed a maximum security prison for
Youth Advocate Program International focuses on promoting and protecting the
rights and well-being of the world’s youth, giving particular attention to
children victimized by conflict, exploitation, and state and personal