Who We Are

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

We advocate for lasting solutions to prevent labor and sex trafficking, hold perpetrators accountable, ensure justice for victims and empower survivors with tools for recovery. Our collective experience implementing programs at home and abroad provides our coalition an unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise.

ATEST Member Organizations

Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. CIW’s Anti-Slavery Campaign has uncovered, investigated and assisted in the prosecution of numerous multi-state farm slavery operations across the Southeastern U.S., helping liberate more than 1,200 workers held against their will since the early 1990s. The CIW is also recognized for pioneering the design and development of the Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm, a worker-led, market-enforced approach to the protection of human rights in corporate supply chains.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
Based in Los Angeles, CAST provides comprehensive social and legal services to survivors of all forms of human trafficking in the United States. It also conducts extensive outreach, advocacy, and training efforts based on a survivors-centered approach to ending modern slavery.

Free the Slaves
Free the Slaves liberates slaves, helps them rebuild their lives, and changes the economic, legal and social systems that allow modern slavery to exist. Through innovative grassroots community organizing projects, rigorous evaluation and groundbreaking research, targeted advocacy, and compelling communications and public engagement, Free the Slaves is helping show the world that ending slavery is possible.

HEAL Trafficking
HEAL Trafficking is a network of more than 3,500 survivors and multidisciplinary professionals in 35 countries building the capacity of health care systems and health professionals to respond to trafficking. HEAL works to mobilize a shift in the anti-trafficking paradigm toward approaches rooted in public health principles and trauma-informed care.

Human Trafficking Institute
The Human Trafficking Institute is combating slavery at its source by empowering justice systems to stop traffickers. Working inside criminal justice systems, the Institute provides the embedded experts, world-class training, investigative resources, and evidence-based research necessary to free victims.

Humanity United Action
Humanity United Action is dedicated to cultivating the conditions for enduring freedom and peace. The organization develops relationships and engages with key government and advocacy stakeholders in pursuit of legal and policy change, regulatory action, and public funding.

McCain Institute for International Leadership
Inspired by the character-driven leadership of Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy of public service, the McCain Institute implements programs and initiatives to make a difference in people’s lives across a range of critical areas: leadership development, human rights, rule of law, national security, counterterrorism and combatting human trafficking.

National Network for Youth (NN4Y)
NN4Y is the nation’s leading organization advocating at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth. We are a membership organization of service providers, state agencies, coalitions, advocates and individuals who work toward our vision of a world where vulnerable and homeless youth can escape the dangers of the streets and access safety, youth-appropriate services, hope and healing.

Polaris works to dismantle the systems that make sex and labor trafficking possible and profitable in North America. For more than a decade, Polaris has provides real-time response to victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline and harnessing what we learn from that experience to help inform, design and implement scaleable, long-term solutions that leverage the insight of survivors and hold all actors in the human trafficking ecosystem accountable.

Safe Horizon
Based in New York City, Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization and helps more than 250,000 people each year who have been affected by child abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking or other violent crimes.

Solidarity Center
The Solidarity Center strengthens workers’ economic and political power by promoting an international movement for democracy and social justice—where governments enforce, and employers respect, workers’ rights. The center uses its expertise to combat some of the worst forms of labor exploitation, including forced labor, human trafficking, and migrant worker exploitation.

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
T’ruah brings together rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience, and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

United Way Worldwide
The United Way Center on Human Trafficking & Slavery believes that it is possible to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery in our generation and is mobilizing civil society, governments and businesses to that end. Founded in 2015, we are focused on mobilizing a collaborative effort across sectors, building public and political will needed to spur greater action and expanding comprehensive solutions to the communities around the world.

Verité is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization that works with major brands and suppliers to assess and improve working conditions worldwide. The organization works to combat slavery and labor trafficking in global supply chains.

Vital Voices Global Partnership
Vital Voices Global Partnership identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

Click here for contacts for ATEST member organizations.

ATEST Leadership

2022 ATEST Co-Chairs

  • Free the Slaves – Terry FitzPatrick
  • Safe Horizon – Anita Teekah

ATEST Secretariat

ATEST member organization Free the Slaves serves as the alliance’s secretariat and fiscal sponsor.


ATEST Funding

ATEST currently receives financial support from member organization dues and the Oak Foundation/NEO Philanthropy.

Info Kits

Download the ATEST Info Kit about the Alliance, our members, our values, our accomplishments and our priorities here.

Download the ATEST Background Kit on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery here.

Download the ATEST Fact Sheet on Slavery and Trafficking for 2020 Federal Candidates here.