While some may think of human trafficking as a global issue, it occurs right here in St. Louis.

The HTCN, supported by the Institute for Public Health, is an informal network of researchers, students, and community partners with a common interest in improving understanding of human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable populations.

This website serves as our “Community Corner” where current and prospective members can find updates about our ongoing work and resources for getting involved.

Upcoming HTCN Events

There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

In the meantime, if you'd like to explore campus events, please visit Happenings at WashU.


Endowment Scholarship

The Human Trafficking Collaborative Network (HTCN) Endowment Scholarship aims to provide funding support to survivors of human trafficking and post-secondary students in the St. Louis region with an interest in the anti-trafficking in persons field. This year, two $1,000 scholarships will be given to recipients to support educational activities.  Individuals with lived experience of human trafficking are highly encouraged […]
Anti-human trafficking advocacy engagement: What motivates activism?

Anti-human trafficking advocacy engagement: What motivates activism?

HTCN completed a policy study analyzing how certain factors, such as anti-human trafficking policies, where and how people access their information, group membership, and participation in political activities, can increase community engagement with anti-trafficking advocacy. The study was done by Heidi Tastet MD (Washington University School of Medicine, Washington University Brown School) and Amanda Sy (Washington University in St. Louis, College of Arts & Sciences). Article prepared by Amanda Sy

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