Erica is a human rights advocate who has long-supported nonprofit causes in the regions she has lived. Erica joins Polaris to fight for greater resources and action against the $150 billion a year criminal industry that continues to exploit 20.9 million people in forms of modern slavery worldwide.
Polaris issued the following statement today after the release of the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report from the U.S. Department of State. The report lists each country in one of three tiers based on how well the governments meet the "minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons" set by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
Truck driver Kevin Kimmel just finished making his overnight deliveries when he noticed something odd at the Virginia truckstop where he stopped to sleep.
A man knocked on the door of a battered recreational vehicle, went inside and the whole vehicle started rocking.
An exclusive account of how her road trip to Florida with an exotic dancer, a boyfriend and a pimp went south.
The CNN Freedom Project went to Mexico to uncover the reality behind what many refer to as one of the sex trafficking capitals of the world. Tenancingo is a town built on exploitation.
By Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris
A teenage girl uses cash to rent a room with an older man. A housekeeper, who appears to be living on site, nervously averts eye contact when a guest approaches. A string of men enter and leave a particular room throughout the night, each staying for only 30 minutes at a time.
By Chris Ann Kehner, Director of Policy for Polaris
Abandoned by her parents at 13, Marta fell prey to human traffickers in her native Guatemala.
Forced to work in the sex industry for two years, she fled, undertaking a long, arduous journey in search of safety.
By Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris and Suzanne Grimes, President & COO of Clear Channel Outdoor