Here’s a round-up of news articles we’ve been reading this week about human trafficking: Father describes the pain after Mesa teen found dead along I-10, warns of human trafficking ARIZONA – On May 22, a body was found on the median along Interstate 10, identified as Anaiah Walker. According to her father, she was caught in the grip of human trafficking in 2018. She escaped and went into a group

Crisis in Human Trafficking During the Pandemic: A snapshot form Polaris, April 2020 Over the last few months, Polaris, who runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline, has been tracking the potential impact of COVID-19 on victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking. The analysis compares hotline data from a post-shelter-in-place period to two deliberately chosen pre-shelter-in-place periods. They found an increase in crisis trafficking situations and a high need

Here’s a round-up of news articles we’ve been reading this week about human trafficking: Coronavirus pandemic has opened opportunity for human trafficking You might spy a familiar face in this article about the impacts of COVID-19 on human trafficking. Esther Goetsch, TAT Director of Coalition Builds, shares what the trucking industry can be doing to help, particularly as they have been some of the few crossing the Canadian/US border throughout

Check out two great articles highlighting TAT team members speaking on relevant issues for today’s world! Coronavirus pandemic has opened opportunity for human trafficking Esther Goetsch, TAT Director of Coalition Builds, spoke to Buffalo Toronto Public Media about the impact coronavirus has had and will continue to have on human trafficking. In the article, she shares information about what the trucking industry can be doing to help, particularly as they

We’ve gotten many questions about the impact COVID-19 is having and will continue to have on human trafficking. Throughout the pandemic and in the coming months, we have committed to sharing information about these effects and what our partners and stakeholders can do in response. For example, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime recently released its policy brief ‘Aggravating circumstances: How coronavirus impacts human trafficking’ which provides policy recommendations for

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