The Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers: Findings from the Beyond Survival Campaign
NDWA's Beyond Survival campaign was launched in 2013 and seeks to build the capacity of our affiliates and their communities to respond to the human trafficking of domestic workers. Through worker-led organizing that links human trafficking to worker rights, immigrant rights, gender equity and racial justice, we are working to end human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.
Beyond Survival focuses on lifting up the experience and vision of trafficked domestic workers in our membership. Rather than just telling stories of abuse and survival, our campaign tells stories of leadership and policy change led by workers themselves.
Our policy solutions, developed in collaboration with survivors, call for:
Policies that prioritize trafficking prevention, access to legal protections and services, and accountability for traffickers.
Changing immigration enforcement practices to meet the needs of survivors of human trafficking. These changes should include ending the involvement of state and local police in immigration enforcement, ensuring immigrant workers can assert their labor rights without fear of deportation and restoring prosecutorial discretion that prioritizes family reunification and human rights.
Ensuring that policy makers are committed to human rights and equal protection of all workers, including domestic workers, and are committed to engagement and consultation with civil society and directly impacted workers.
Anti-trafficking legislation that comprehensively addresses ending all forms of human trafficking both globally and in the US.