UW Women's Center

Reports and fact sheets


Human Trafficking and Supply Chains: Recommendations to Reduce Human Trafficking in Local and Global Supply Chains

Sutapa Basu, PhD and Johnna E White

Comprehensive report to the Washington State Legislature that outlines the way in which complex supply chains facilitate human trafficking and forced labor. The report includes specific examples to highlight the role that governments and corporations play in (anti) human trafficking movement.  Authors offer targeted recommendations to reduce/eliminate human trafficking in supply chains through public procurement policy, corporate responsibility, farm labor recruitment and more.

Funded by Department of Commerce, as required by the 2015 special session budget.


Human Trafficking & Supply Chains Report Fact Sheet 2017

Sutapa Basu, PhD and Johnna E White

Executive Summary of the Supply Chains and Human Trafficking: How Washington Can Reduce Human Trafficking from Local and Global Supply Chains report.


Human Trafficking and Healthcare: Fact Sheet

Sutapa Basu, PhD and Johnna E White

Informed by survivors of human trafficking, direct service providers, community-centered healers, advocates, and experts, this tool shares knowledge to increase awareness of human trafficking, to identify victims seen in healthcare settings, and to respond appropriately. This tool provides specific warning signs and questions that providers can ask if they are concerned that a patient has been trafficked.   


How to Engage Health Care Providers in the Identification of and Response to Human Trafficking

Johnna E White (MPA Degree Project)

Comprehensive report that outlines example of human trafficking cases presented in healthcare settings and the of role healthcare professional in victim/survivor identification and response.  The report offers recommendations for hospital administration and healthcare educators to engage the healthcare community in victim identification and create a protocol for providing resources to human trafficking victims seen in healthcare centers.


King County and Washington State as a Destination for International Trafficking:  Assessing the Local Needs and Framing Survivor-Centered Responses

Sutapa Basu, PhD and Norma Timbang

Descriptive research project was to: 1) gather background information on human trafficking in King and Pierce County and 2) identify gaps in the counties’ systems of response to trafficking.


From International Supply Chains to Local Consumption: Eliminating Labor Trafficking from all Companies in Washington State

Ana Alice Block, Emma Vielbig, Amela Zukic, Helena Koval, Zara Pollack, Irene Situ, Westley Rachko, Akhmed Shukurov, Lissan Tibebe, Rocío Nureña, Sydney Victor, Margaret Montgomery, Kate Burns, Mengwei Cindy Zhang, Alison Forsyth, Sarah Priddy

This report, written by students in the 2015 University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies Task Force, outlines the underlying economic forces that facilitate human trafficking and forced labor, including globalization and complex supply chains. The report outline a specific set of recommendations targeted to Washington State to eliminate human trafficking.