To those wondering what effect COVID-19 and the response to the virus is having on the trafficking landscape, the Polaris Project has responded, “The reality is we don’t – and can’t – know for certain, but we are deeply concerned. Specifically, we are worried that the economic effects of this virus will increase some of the vulnerabilities that make people susceptible to sex and labor trafficking in the first place – economic need, unstable living conditions, and substance use issues among others." Read more here.
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Every day in January, we posted content created by members of our task force to highlight the realities of human trafficking locally and nationally. Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on human trafficking, how to separate fact from fiction about how trafficking happens and become knowledgeable about recent cases, relevant research, policies and resources for survivors and advocates.