Student Alliance Against Trafficking
McCain Institute’s Student Alliance Against Trafficking unites and empowers an international network of student leaders to combat human trafficking. Your contribution to this initiative will directly support efforts to eradicate human trafficking by increasing resources for existing Student Alliance programs, welcoming new campuses to the Initiative and expanding the technical capabilities of the Student Alliance leadership team.
The International Labor Organization estimates that at any given time 24.9 million people are trapped in forced labor worldwide. These enslaved men, women and children generate $150 billion per year in illicit profits for traffickers, making human trafficking the second most profitable organized crime in the world. Victims are forced or are working under threat or coercion as domestic workers, on construction sites, in factories, on farms and for commercial sex. One in four of these victims are children.
Students are emerging as a critical part of the grassroots effort to raise awareness and join the fight to end this heinous crime. We need your help! As a leader in the anti-trafficking field, the McCain Institute supports these student-leaders motivated to make a difference with the Student Alliance Against Trafficking initiative. This year, the Student Alliance is partnered with 40 campuses across the United States, in the United Kingdom and in Uganda to raise awareness and inspire the next generation of leaders to end trafficking. Members of the Student Alliance network are empowered with the skills to resist exploitation in their own communities and join the growing network of global leaders working to eliminate all forms of human exploitation.
With your contribution the Student Alliance is able to expand new campuses, building on the solid foundation established by Student Alliance leaders around the world. Your support allows students to gain leadership and professional development skills, while contributing to student-led events like these:
- The Human Trafficking and Safe Migration Symposium at Kyambogo University in Uganda that educated more than 300 participants;
- The Labor Trafficking Community Conference at University of South Florida that engaged 141 students, faculty and community members on forced labor with panel discussions and facilitated breakout sessions; and,
- A series of panel discussions at University of California, Berkeley that explored human trafficking and the crime's intersections with healthcare, law enforcement, technology and corporate supply chains.
Please join us in raising awareness and inspiring the next generation of leaders to take action in the fight to end trafficking. Together, our potential is limitless.