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)
CIW is a community-based farm worker organization headquartered in Immokalee, Florida that has aided in the liberation of more than 1,000 workers from modern slavery.

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

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.

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 is a leading nonprofit organization committed to combating human trafficking and modern slavery in the United States. By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.

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

2019 ATEST Steering Committee Co-Chair Organizations

  • Free the Slaves
  • Human Trafficking Institute

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 Kit

Download the ATEST Info Kit here.