Risks & Impacts of Covid-19 for Human Trafficking Survivors in the USA

Erika Jimenez, Vicky Brotherton

Research output: Other contribution


This briefing provides an overview of findings which emerged from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research project which sought to assess the risks, impacts and mitigating responses of Covid-19 for victims and survivors of modern slavery living in the UK and USA. This briefing focuses on findings relating to the USA context and it draws on findings from the following strands of the research:

1. Surveying 102 survivors of modern slavery in the UK and USA in December 2020 and January 2021.
2. A rapid evidence review of 106 relevant sources of grey literature in the public domain between 1 March and 31 October 2020.
3. The monitoring of strategic communications of key anti-slavery organisation and government accounts via Twitter related to Covid-19 between January and September 2020.

At a later phase of the project, interviews with survivors were also conducted and two dialogue events were held with survivors and individuals working across the anti-slavery/trafficking sectors in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
TypePolicy briefing
Media of outputWebsite
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


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