The Polaris Project – Our Decades Work Fighting Human Trafficking

“Ten years ago I was a senior at Brown University when I learned about human trafficking from a local newspaper article.  A detective described six women who were brought in from Asia, forced into prostitution in a business that was disguised as a massage parlor. One of the women had cigarette burns on her arms.  They weren’t allowed to leave.  It was the first time that I learned that slavery still existed. It did not exist just around the world, but in my own backyard in Providence, Rhode Island.”

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