Welcome to the interactive map of initiatives and organisations partnering with the private sector to combat human trafficking, including forced labour, child labour, and other forms of modern slavery.


All entities listed work with the private sector to address human trafficking, including child labour, forced labour, sexual exploitation and/or organ removal.

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    You can download our report below. This report aims to give an overview and general analysis of the current stakeholder landscape on human trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery.




    To learn more about the trends and gaps of the entities partnering with business on anti-trafficking work, download our 2020 report here.


    The Interactive Map does not list tools and resources (e.g. toolkits, guidance, online registries etc.). They are, instead, captured in the RESPECT Resource Centre: http://www.respect.international/resource-centre/

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    According to the International Labour Organisation, 16 million people around the world are being exploited in the private sector in conditions of forced labour ( ILO, 2017 ). While there is a plethora of organisations working with government agencies, charities and civil society organisations on the topic, there has been limited understanding of which entities can enhance business' understanding of the topic, as well as support in business' efforts to prevent, identify, address and/or remediate risks associated with human trafficking.

    The Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Trafficking Organisations is the first resource of its kind which describes the global and local initiatives and organisations that business can partner with on its anti-trafficking efforts. The Map identifies the entities that can help a business prevent, identify and address human trafficking (sex trafficking and labor trafficking), organ removal, forced labour and child labour in company operations, products and services, and/or its supply chain. The Map also indicates the entities that are empowering survivors of human trafficking by providing vocational training or employment opportunities. The Map does not cover entities to work on forced marriage issues.

    While the Map serves primarily as a resource for companies, it can also be used by other stakeholders wishing to understand which organisations and entities have an anti-trafficking focus.


    The data provided is based on desk-based research, surveys, interviews conducted with anti-trafficking experts, businesses, and representatives of selected organisations or initiatives listed on the Map. The Map has been updated on a continuous basis since its original launch in May 2018.


    1. Type:

    The types of entities covered on the Map are:

    • • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) / Not-for-Profit Organisations (NPOs);
    • • Funds / foundations;
    • • Business / social enterprises and;
    • • Initiatives (including partnerships, alliances, coalitions, networks, forums, working groups / task forces, and campaigns)

    2. Geography:

    Entities are categorised based on the geographic region (e.g. Asia, Europe) of their activities, rather than where their headquarters may be located. Entities which do not specify a geographic region for their work or work in three or more geographic regions are also listed as 'global', in addition to their focus region(s).

    3. Industry:

    Entities are categorised by an industry focus, if any. Entities which do not specify an industry focus or focus on three or more industries are also listed as 'cross-industry', in addition to their focus sector(s).

    4. Services provided:

    Entities are categorised based on services they provide to companies. Some entities may focus on Prevention efforts with companies, while others focus on Identification and Remediation. Other entities may exclusively work on the Empowerment and Employment of human trafficking survivors. Entities which provide more than one type of service (e.g. Prevention and Identification and Remediation), are noted as such.

    • Prevention: Guidance to companies on what human trafficking is, its common indicators, which individuals are most susceptible, and how human trafficking relates to a business' operations, products and services, and/or supply chain. Services may also include supporting the implementation of a company's policies to address human trafficking.
    • Identification and Remediation: Support to companies that may identify individuals who are victims of human trafficking and guidance to companies on how to support survivors after they leave a trafficking situation including through the provision of essential services.
    • Empowerment and Employment: Guidance to companies which proactively aim to support survivors of human trafficking by providing access to vocational training and/or jobs.

    5. Issue:

    A definition of each of the issues covered on the Map is provided below:

    Issues Targeted



    Child Labour

    Work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. It refers to work that: (i) is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children; and/or (ii) interferes with their schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school; obliging them to leave school prematurely; or requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work.

    "Child" shall mean any person under eighteen years of age, though the law on the age threshold for child labor varies from country to country.



    In line with the definition in the Trafficking in Persons Protocol, behaviour of recruiters and recruitment agencies can constitute the crime of trafficking in persons if they recruit a person through fraud, deception, abduction, etc. for the purpose of exploitation. Recruitment agencies could also be part of complex organized criminal groups involved in human trafficking, knowing that the victims were going to be exploited. In such cases, their behaviour would fulfil the elements of the definition of trafficking in persons (irrespective of whether or not the actual exploitation takes place: recruitment through the use of means listed in the trafficking definition for the intended exploitation is sufficient to establish the crime of trafficking in persons).

    The Role of Recruitment Fees and Abusive and Fraudulent Recruitment Practices of Recruitment Agencies in Trafficking in Persons - UNODC

    General principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment and definition of recruitment fees and related costs - ILO

    Forced Labour / Labour Exploitation

    The UN Palermo protocol defines "trafficking in persons" for labour exploitation as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation in terms of forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude.

    The ILO Forced Labour Convention 29 also defines forced labour as all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself voluntarily.

    UN Palermo protocol

    ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)

    Sexual Exploitation

    The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation in terms of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation.

    UN Palermo protocol

    Organ Removal

    The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation includes the removal of organs.

    "Human organ" shall mean a differentiated part of the human body, formed by different tissues, that maintains its structure, vascularisation and capacity to develop physiological functions with a significant level of autonomy. A part of an organ is also considered to be an organ if its function is to be used for the same purpose as the entire organ in the human body, maintaining the requirements of structure and vascularisation. Illegal removal of human organs from living or deceased donors:

    i. where the removal is performed without the free, informed and specific consent of the living or deceased donor, or, in the case of the deceased donor, without the removal being authorised under its domestic law;

    ii. where, in exchange for the removal of organs, the living donor, or a third party, receives a financial gain or comparable advantage;

    iii. where in exchange for the removal of organs from a deceased donor, a third party receives a financial gain or comparable advantage.

    UN Palermo protocol

    Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs



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