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If you are a victim or survivor, or have information about a pimp, or runaway in trouble, or notice something suspicious on the streets, in nail salons, “legitimate” massage parlors, or anywhere else, please report it to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline (1-888-373-7888). You could save somebody’s life.

Do you suspect a child is being abused? Are you an adult survivor? Contact this number:

National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)


For more than 20 years, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.

Through its key initiatives and special projects, NRCDV works to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence. Our comprehensive technical assistance, training and resource development are a few examples of the many ways in which NRCDV broadly serves those dedicated to ending domestic violence in relationships and communities.





Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Substance Use







National Child Abuse Hotline
Hotline phone number: 866- USWOMEN

International domestic violence response, available 24/7, providing holistic services to the growing American overseas community of 80 million Americans traveling abroad annually and the 8.7 million Americans that live overseas.


Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime. and Healing

Information and Resources for Survivors, Therapists and Others


“Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world’s oldest international human rights organization and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery. We work at local, national, and international levels to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world by:

Supporting research to assess the scale of slavery in order to identify measures to end it . . .Working with local organizations to raise public awareness of slavery; Educating the public about the realities of slavery and campaigning for its end.

Lobbying governments and intergovernmental agencies to make slavery a priority issue and to develop and implement plans to eliminate slavery; Anti-Slavery International’s work is divided among three teams: the Programs and Advocacy Team, the External Relations Team and the Administration and Finance Team.”



“As the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all, OHCHR leads global human rights efforts speaks out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide. We provide a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today’s human rights challenges, and act as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system . . .Since Governments have the primary responsibility to protect human rights, the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides assistance to Governments, such as expertise and technical trainings in the areas of administration of justice, legislative reform, and electoral process, to help implement international human rights standards on the ground. We also assist other entities with responsibility to protect human rights to fulfil their obligations and individuals to realize their rights.”


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“The online National Human Trafficking Referral Directory is designed to provide access to critical emergency, transitional, and long-term social services for victims and survivors of human trafficking. The directory also connects individuals with training and technical assistance and opportunities to get involved in their communities.


This is not an exhaustive list. If you can’t find what you are looking for, do not see a particular organization listed, or want direct personal assistance, please call us 24/7 at 1-888-373-7888. For more information and inclusion criteria, review the National Human Trafficking Referral Directory Guidelines.”


Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.


Need help?

Call 1-800-656-4673 to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

How does it work?

“When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the zip code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.

How can the hotline help me? Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including:

Confidential, judgment-free support from a trained staff member

Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams.* Someone to help you talk through what happened.

* Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery

* Referrals for long term support in your area

* Information about the laws in your area

* Basic information about medical concerns”


Financial abuse is a common tactic used by abusers to gain power and control in a relationship.  The forms of financial abuse may be subtle or overt but in general, include tactics to limit the partner’s access to assets or conceal information and accessibility to the family finances.   Financial abuse along with emotional, physical and sexual abuse, manipulation, intimidation and threats are all intentional tactics used by an abuser aimed at entrapping the partner in the relationship.  In some abusive relationships, financial abuse is present throughout the relationship and in other cases financial abuse becomes present when the survivor is attempting to leave or has left the relationship.

Financial abuse, while less commonly understood, is one of the most powerful methods of keeping a survivor trapped in an abusive relationship and deeply diminishes her ability to stay safe after leaving an abusive relationship.   Research indicates that financial abuse is experienced in 98% of abusive relationships  and surveys of survivors reflect that concerns over their ability to provide financially for themselves and their children was one of the top reason for staying in or returning to a battering relationship. As with all forms of abuse, it occurs across all socio-economic, educational and racial and ethnic groups.




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We work closely with partner organizations from around the world. Our experience at grassroots level informs and shapes our work to influence decision-makers and inspire change on a global level, particularly on bonded labour (also known as debt bondage), descent-based slavery, forced labour, forced marriage, the worst forms of child labour, the exploitation of migrant workers in conditions amounting to slavery (particularly migrant domestic workers), and human trafficking.