About Us

Human Trafficking Search (HTS) is a global research database and resource hub on human trafficking for the purpose of educating and raising awareness of the issue. First developed in 2006, HTS has grown to manage thousands of multilingual sources on 120 countries including:

  • Academic journal articles
  • Governmental, NGO, and service provider reports
  • Research studies
  • Congressional Testimony
  • News Articles
  • U.S. and international court cases
  • Investigative reports
  • Guides, handbooks, toolkits and educational resources
  • Fact Sheets
  • Films, documentaries, training/educational videos, and other multimedia sources

Carefully curated by experts in the field, the global research database contains information on various forms of trafficking, including forced labor, sex trafficking, child labor, and child soldiers.  It serves as a resource to various actors in the field, including researchers, service providers, law enforcement professionals, government officials, advocates, students, and others interested in studying and eradicating human trafficking.

Human Trafficking Search also produces original research and timely analysis on current events and trends to promote education and awareness.