The Super Bowl and the Myth of Increased Sex Trafficking Around Major Events

Photo: Lisa Kristine/Human Thread Foundation Today is the Super Bowl and over the last few years, a narrative has developed that "the Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking event in the world". While we always appreciate any opportunity for increased discussion around the topic of sex trafficking, the assertion that there is [...]

New Zealand Determined to Stamp Out People Smuggling, Trafficking

The global fight against people smuggling and human trafficking will be more effective when governments and businesses combine their powers, continuing the momentum of the Government Business Forum at the Bali Process, says Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway. Minister Lees-Galloway highlighted the need for government and business to work together at the Seventh Bali Process on [...]

Broken Temporary Work Visa System Facilitates U.S. Labor Trafficking

Photo/Polaris Project Polaris released a report analyzing data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline that spotlights how human traffickers are weaponizing structural flaws within the temporary work visa system. A total of 797 individual victims of human trafficking holding guest worker visas were identified through the Hotline from 2015 to 2017. In fact, nearly half [...]

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