Combatting Human Trafficking

“Human trafficking is not one dimensional. It’s more than a human rights issue. It’s more than a public health concern. It’s more than a criminal justice problem. Our solutions must be similarly complex.”
Cindy McCain, Combatting Human Trafficking Symposium 2019

The McCain Institute’s Combatting Human Trafficking Program educates, raises awareness and implements action-based solutions to end modern slavery. Through collaborative partnerships, critical research and direct engagement with innovative programs, the Institute connects and convenes stakeholders to find strategies to combat human trafficking at local, state, national and international levels.

Explore Agricultural Labor Data

Anti-trafficking organizations struggle to answer two questions: where does trafficking happen, and how do we reach trafficking victims?  While no public data set can definitively answer these questions, the interactive labor data visualization dashboard allows us to explore where labor exploitation might be occurring through the lens of government labor enforcement and violation data. Stakeholders seeking to identify and provide support to victims of trafficking can use this analysis as input to guide outreach, allocate field resources, and identify possible gaps in anti-labor trafficking program coverage.

The Buffett-McCain Institute Initiative to Combat Modern Slavery

In spring 2017, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University launched…

Student Alliance Against Trafficking

The McCain Institute’s Student Alliance Against Trafficking program unites and empowers an international network of student activists to combat human…

70%

of child sex trafficking survivors surveyed by Thorn were at some point sold online

11,841

Number of prosecutions (9,548 convictions) for trafficking globally in 2019

According to the 2020 State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report

475

Total convictions by the U.S. Department of Justice for human traffickers in 2019, down from 526 in 2018

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