Combatting Human Trafficking

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.

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…


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

Our team was honored to speak with Commr. Jeannie Hovland, Navajo Nation Delegate @Kanazbah, Hope MacDonald Lone Tree, and @KFT2014, Dir. Gov.'s Office of Tribal Relations on the nexus of human trafficking and MMIWG @ANA_ACFgov #EndTrafficking

"The Buffett-McCain Initiative’s outreach team prioritizes follow-up visits with workers because we know that it’s often not until the second, third or even fourth visit that a worker might feel comfortable enough to open up about their experiences" @southey_sarah #EndTrafficking

“It is important to not only identify which industries most often appear in labor trafficking cases, but also to examine the structural similarities and practices in these industries that make workers more vulnerable to labor trafficking."- @southey_sarah #EndTrafficking

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