Modern slavery is a global issue that affects every country in the world. The NGOs, multilateral institutions, government stakeholders, and law enforcement agencies working to combat modern slavery must be able to identify each other and connect across borders. An effective strategy to combat human trafficking requires a coordinated global response. A foundation to building this response is a comprehensive directory—one that identifies and describes each group in the world tackling aspects of human trafficking and modern slavery.
With this goal in mind, Polaris has created the Global Modern Slavery Directory, an interactive, publicly searchable map and database of organizations and agencies across the globe that address the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking. The Global Modern Slavery Directory is a central, publicly accessible tool that anyone can use to locate resources for victims of human trafficking and exploitation in any part of the world. The Directory also provides a visualization of the global safety net so that stakeholders may observe where there are gaps in services for these vulnerable populations. The Directory includes organizations that address all types of human trafficking, including sex trafficking, forced labor and debt bondage, forced marriage and child marriage, the sale of children, organ trafficking, and trafficking within international adoption and international marriage brokering mechanisms.
Additionally, while it is key to identify all of the anti-trafficking organizations around the world, it is also important to recognize organizations that carry out awareness and preventative efforts, or organizations that may assist victims of trafficking while addressing related issues, such as labor exploitation, child protection, or domestic violence. For this reason, we include in the GMSD organizations that have anti-trafficking specific programming, as well as related issue organizations that may also assist victims of trafficking.
Please note that inclusion in the Global Modern Slavery Directory does not indicate an endorsement by the creators of the Directory.