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.
In March of 2017, the Beyond Survival Campaign published its groundbreaking report: The Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers: Findings from the Beyond Survival Campaign. The report was co-authored with the Institute for Policy Studies. It offers new findings about human trafficking in domestic work. Through data gathered from in-depth interviews of groups organizing domestic workers who have survived human trafficking, we present our findings on the prevalence and trends related to trafficking in this labor sector.
Our first report, Beyond Survival: Organizing to End Human Trafficking of Domestic Workers, published in January of 2015, provides an overview of the problem of domestic worker trafficking and offers detailed recommendations for action at multiple levels. Click here to download the executive summary.