Named after the North Star, an historical symbol of freedom, Polaris is leading a social justice movement to end sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem — 27.6 million people worldwide robbed of the freedom to choose how they live and work. Through operating the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline (Trafficking Hotline), we have addressed 80,000+ trafficking situations and assisted 30,000+ victims and survivors, while helping hold traffickers accountable and building the largest known data set on trafficking in North America. Guided by survivors, we use that data to change the policies, perceptions, and power dynamics that make people vulnerable, aiming to prevent trafficking before it happens.
Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement to fight sex and labor trafficking at the massive scale of the problem – 25 million people worldwide deprived of the freedom to choose how they live and work. For more than a decade, Polaris has assisted thousands of victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, helped ensure countless traffickers were held accountable and built the largest known U.S. data set on actual trafficking experiences. With the guidance of survivors, we use that data to improve the way trafficking is identified, how victims and survivors are assisted, and how communities, businesses and governments can prevent human trafficking by transforming the underlying inequities and oppressions that make it possible.