Human trafficking is the act of compelling someone to work, for little or no pay, through force, fraud, or coercion. It can happen to anyone, anywhere: to men, women or children; in suburbia and on city streets; in factories, nail salons, mines and at truck stops, in fields or on fishing boats.
The United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking was founded in 2015 as a global center to accelerate action. We are working to create effective community-based solutions, galvanize collaboration across sectors, and build public and political will to support, fund and scale strategies across the world that find, stop, and prevent human trafficking. We are innovating where needed, uplifting good work already being done, and utilizing the United Way network to scale the anti-trafficking movement.