UK, POLARIS SELECT UNSEEN TO OPERATE SLAVERY HOTLINE
Unseen is the non-governmental organization (NGO) selected by Polaris, the United Kingdom government and Google.com to operate the UK Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre. According to a news release from Polaris, Unseen will support victims and survivors of all forms of human trafficking in the UK while developing methods to disrupt and, ultimately, eradicate human trafficking networks. Hotlines are a “fundamental component” in a country’s response to human slavery in that they can pinpoint trends, criminal networks and trafficking flows within and across borders, Polaris noted.
Polaris works to ensure that the U.S. government prioritizes efforts to eradicate all forms of human trafficking and protect victims of this crime at home and abroad. They build government support for promising practices in our field, including anti-trafficking hotlines, the development of data standards and data-sharing, and protection policies for victims and vulnerable populations. Their public policy focus drives legal and regulatory changes that enable the United States and international governments to better protect victim populations, reduce worker vulnerability, increase support to survivors and increase human trafficking investigations.