Allies Against Slavery

Allies Against Slavery harnesses the power of technology, data, and partnerships to combat human trafficking and protect freedom and dignity.

Who Traffickers Target
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Who Traffickers Target

In many ways, human trafficking is as much of an economic problem as it is a social justice issue. Traffickers see exploitation as a lucrative supply-and-demand business, with its victims as an expendable commodity. Because of this, traffickers are opportunistic. They seek out vulnerable people, those who are easier to recruit, have fewer safety nets,…

State House speaker speaks on human trafficking, teacher salaries – DeSoto Times-Tribune
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State House speaker speaks on human trafficking, teacher salaries – DeSoto Times-Tribune

Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn reviewed recent accomplishments at the Hernando Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon on Tuesday, including the state’s work to curb human trafficking and raise teacher salaries. Gunn said he was once surprised at the prevalence of human trafficking in Mississippi. He recalled a story from four years…

Louisiana Governor’s Office Selects Lighthouse Data Platform to Help Combat Human Trafficking Statewide
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Louisiana Governor’s Office Selects Lighthouse Data Platform to Help Combat Human Trafficking Statewide

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Human Trafficking Prevention (OHTP) and the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund have awarded a grant to Allies Against Slavery to leverage Lighthouse as a powerful new tool in the state’s data-driven strategy to prevent human trafficking and address the needs of survivors. “Louisiana is taking a lead in the fight against human…

Launching A Beacon of Hope
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Launching A Beacon of Hope

We make sense of the world through stories. They inspire, memorialize, organize, and communicate important truths. As a friend says, “We are the stories we tell.”  Today we’re publishing a special story. It’s a true story about human trafficking, but not one you’ve likely heard before. This is a story about how data is reshaping…

A Letter from the Board
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A Letter from the Board

I humbly invite you to take a few minutes to read this important letter. There are many demands this time of year, and I am grateful for your attention and deep care for Allies. This is our 11th year in operation and our pursuit of freedom and dignity for all who are trafficked remains steadfast. On…

Lightkeepers Collective Launch
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Lightkeepers Collective Launch

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.  I am often asked, “How are you able to face something as dark as human trafficking every day?” The truth is I believe, as Martin Luther King Jr. stated so poignantly, that light has the power to drive out darkness….

Partner Highlight: Fort Worth ISD
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Partner Highlight: Fort Worth ISD

School-based prevention and intervention programs are powerful tools in the fight against human trafficking. Data we analyze in Lighthouse reveals the indicators that are most prevalent for those who are screened as “clear concern” for exploitation. Among the top ten indicators of risk are youth who have highly irregular school attendance, including frequent or prolonged…

Lighthouse Update
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Lighthouse Update

With schools reopening, pumpkin spice products lining the shelves, and (slightly) cooler weather on the horizon, autumn is upon us in Texas! We hope you are enjoying the start to fall as much as we are. As we head into the fall, we wanted to provide you with an update on Lighthouse. I am proud…

Back to School: Resources to Keep Kids Safe
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Back to School: Resources to Keep Kids Safe

As a parent, teacher, or concerned citizen, one of the best things you can do to protect youth from sex trafficking is to model healthy, trust-based relationships and empower youth to cultivate the same. That’s the goal of the Real Friends Don’t campaign, presented by The McCain Institute with partners like the Office of the Texas…