About Us

Mission Statement

The New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition is a group of organizations that have joined forces to increase public awareness of human trafficking in our communities, enact anti-trafficking laws, improve law enforcement response and increase social services to help women and girls escape trafficking. New York is a leading entry, transit and destination point for trafficking victims. The New York Anti-Trafficking Coalition helped drive the passage of two momentous laws in New York State: The New York Anti-Trafficking Law and the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act.

Advisory Council

  • Gloria Steinem, Chair (Renowned author and feminist )
  • Honorable Catherine Abate (Former New York State Senator)
  • Honorable Gale Brewer (New York City Council Member)
  • Helen Bernstein (Member of Equality Now’s Advisory Council)
  • Governor Mario Cuomo (Former Governor of New York)
  • Abigail E. Disney (Co-Founder and President of the Daphne Foundation)
  • Honorable Betty Weinberg Ellerin (Former Justice of the Appellate Division)
  • Eve Ensler (Playwright and Founder of V-Day)
  • Linda Fairstein (Former Chief Prosecutor, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Sex Crimes Unit)
  • Toby Graff (Vice President of Public Affairs for Lifetime Television)
  • Agnes Gund (President emerita of the Museum of Modern Art)
  • Natatia Griffith (President of New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women)
  • Honorable Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
  • Georgette Mosbacher (Businesswoman and Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee)
  • Deputy Borough President Rose Pierre-Louis (Manhattan)
  • Deputy Mayor Carol Robles-Roman
  • Lynn Rollins (Senior Advisor for Women’s Issues under Governor George E. Pataki)
  • Marla Schaefer (Co-CEO of Claire’s Stores)
  • Karenna Gore Schiff  (Director of Community Affairs for the Association to Benefit Children)
  • Meryl Streep (Actor and Activist)
  • Borough President Scott M. Stringer (Manhattan)

Coalition Members

  • A Call to Men
  • African Services Committee
  • American Association of University Women, NYC Branch
  • Asian-American Communications, Inc
  • Auburn Theological Seminary
  • Beasister2asister
  • Center for the Women of New York
  • Central American Legal Assistance
  • Chinatown Manpower Project
  • Church Avenue Merchants Block Association
  • Coalition Against Trafficking Women (CATW)
  • Coalition for Asian American Children&Families
  • College Democrats of NY
  • Community Healthcare Network
  • Covenant House New York
  • Domestic Violence Project of Catholic Charities
  • ECPAT
  • Empire State Coalition
  • Equality NOW
  • Farmworker Legal Services of NY, Inc.
  • Freedom Week
  • Garden of Hope
  • Girls Educational & Mentoring Service (GEMS)
  • Girls for Gender Equality
  • Graham Windham
  • Hope’s Door
  • inMotion
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, NYC Price of Life Invitational
  • Jewish Child Care Association
  • Justice Peace Integrity of Creation, Rel. of the Sacred Heart of Mary
  • Korean American Family Service Center
  • Latin Women in Action
  • Legal Information for Families Today
  • LifeWay Network
  • Man Up Campaign
  • Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
  • Media 4 Humanity
  • Men Can Stop Rape
  • Mercy Center
  • Mercy Center/Met Council
  • Met Council
  • Mt. Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI)
  • My Sisters’ Place
  • Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Natl Council of Jewish Women New York
  • Natl Council of Jewish Women Peninsula Section
  • Network for Peace
  • Not For Sale
  • NOW Brooklyn-Queens
  • NOW New York City
  • NOW NY State
  • NOW Rockland County
  • NY Asian Women’s Center
  • NY State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • NY State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)
  • NYC Urban Project (NYCUP)
  • Pace Women’s Justice Center
  • Parents for Megan’s Law
  • Polaris Project
  • Putnam Northern Westchester Women’s Center
  • Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, EAP-JPIC, Westchester
  • Restore NYC
  • Retreat, Inc.
  • Rivers in the Desert Advocacy Center
  • Sanctuary for Families
  • Sparrow’s Hope for Girls
  • Sisters of Charity of NY, Office of Justice & Peace
  • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Crime Victims Treatment Center
  • STEPS to End Family Violence
  • The Children’s Village
  • Turning Point
  • UJA Foundation
  • UNANIMA International
  • Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
  • Voices of Women Organizing Project
  • Women’s City Club of NY (WCCNY)
  • Women’s Natl Republican Club
  • Workers’ Rights Law Center of New York
  • YWCA Brooklyn
  • YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester
  • YWCA Orange County
  • YWCA Orange County
  • Zonta Club of New York, Internatl District 3

Fact Sheet on the Demand Side of Human Trafficking

These statistics provide an overview of the men who choose to purchase sex: who they are, why they do it, their acknowledgement of why women enter prostitution and the harm prostitution inflicts on women and girls.

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