If you suspect slavery

In our daily interactions, we may well come into contact with victims of slavery.  If you have any suspicions, you can call the National Trafficking Hotline.  The number is 1-888-373-7888.

You can also call the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips or with the FBI at https://tips.fbi.gov.

If there is an immediate danger to the suspected victim or if you think that the suspected victim is under 18, inform the police and call 911 as a matter of urgency.

If you are a victim of slavery

You can call the National Trafficking Hotline on 1-888-373-7888 or the police on 911.  All theses numbers are open 24/7.

US Government

The US Government produces an annual report looking at the extent of slavert worldwide.  It ranks governments based on their perceived efforts to acknowledge and combat human trafficking. It can be found here.

The Office on Trafficking in Persons, which is part of the Administration for Children and Families, has excellent resources on slavery, which can be found here.

Global research

Lots of people are undertaking research around modern day slavery.  A great place to start is the Global Estimates of Modern Slavery report, which provides a worldwide context of slavery.