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In 2016, there were 5,712 reports of missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls.


Indigenous Women (girls +) are murdered at 10x the rate of any other ethnicity.

Mapping Human Trafficking Networks in the Americas

Traverse Project’s TRACE team has the critical responsibility of identifying and mapping human trafficking networks that extend beyond state and international borders. Currently, our analysts are focused on mapping a target network operating out of the Southwest United States with victims in several states.

Once we have mapped out target networks, Traverse Project works closely with law enforcement and international partners to develop a strategy that disrupts the flow of money, rescues victims, and punishes traffickers.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons

In 2024, Traverse Project will launch a program with the primary objective of providing technical resources to indigenous nations and their Tribal law enforcement agencies. These resources include digital forensic capabilities and other essential investigative tools.

Indigenous women in North America are facing a disproportionate impact from human trafficking. According to a 2018 report, there were 5,712 known cases of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) in the United States. This is particularly significant as human traffickers often exploit indigenous women who are already vulnerable or marginalized. Unfortunately, identifying and combating human trafficking in indigenous communities is challenging due to limited law enforcement resources, jurisdictional complexities, and underreporting.

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human trafficking fueled $346.7 billion in illicit cash flow in 2023.

Source: 2024 Global Financial Crime Report - NASDAQ


sex trafficking alone accounts for $173 Billion

Source: International Labour Organization

Current Programs

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