More and more people are learning about human trafficking and feel compelled to do something about it.

Unfortunately, this desire to take action is not always expressed in productive ways. Some campaigns are ineffective. Some campaigns are harmful, and actually increase vulnerability to human trafficking.

By raising awareness about the negative consequences of mainstream anti-trafficking campaigns, SWAN will work with community to address the harms. 

This project is generously funded by LUSH Cosmetics.

Mainstream anti-trafficking is long paved with harmful helping and good intentions

gone very bad.  It's hard to know what to do or where to start to make it right.


SWAN's video, guidebook, action group, interactive webpage and reading list provide concrete tools anyone can use to think critically about mainstream anti-trafficking campaigns, separate fact from fiction, and help without harming.


The project launch webinar includes the original release of the video, followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring four leaders in the global discourse on ethical approaches to addressing human trafficking.  

"This project is a course correction, so that people can be assured their time, efforts and donations

to fight trafficking are being used to the fullest extent, and not unintentionally hurting anyone in the process."

~ Alison Clancey, SWAN Executive Director

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With gratitude for the wisdom of all First Peoples, 

we acknowledge that we live & work on the stolen ancestral lands

of the Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Nations.  




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