Human Trafficking

The McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Program educates, raises awareness and implements innovative, 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.

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 Tool Kit

Welcome to the McCain Institute for International Leadership’s Student Alliance Against Trafficking. The mission of the Student Alliance is to…


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


Number of prosecutions (9,071 convictions) for trafficking globally in 2016
According to the 2017 State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report


Total convictions by the U.S. Department of Justice for human traffickers in 2016, up from 297 in 2015

Twitter: #endtrafficking

An action-provoking piece in @TheAtlantic on domestic worker abuse/trafficking by diplomats - Martina Vandenberg of @HTLegalCenter: "The shackles introduced by this visa provide the diplomatic employer with incredible power.” #EndTrafficking #InTheArena

In a powerful discussion at the 2018 Sedona Forum, @aplusk & @cindymccain spoke about the building momentum in the movement to #EndTrafficking. WATCH:

WATCH: @aplusk & @cindymccain discuss fight to #EndTrafficking, including incredible work done by @thorn to tackle the online sale/exploitation of children. @SenatorHeitkamp introduces their talk, which took place at the 2018 Sedona Forum. ➡

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