we believe we can transform the lives of millions of workers in global supply chains through worker voice, partnership & innovation
Issara Institute is an independent NGO (US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation) based in Southeast Asia and the United States tackling issues of human trafficking and forced labour through worker voice, partnership, and innovation. The Institute was established in 2014 by a team of anti-trafficking experts coming out of the United Nations who created an alliance of private sector, civil society, and government partners to address labour issues in global supply chains.
Issara Institute update on our work and COVID-19
National borders are closed, orders from global buyers have declined drastically, and workers are being laid off with nowhere to go. Issara is guiding workers, employers, and recruitment agencies through the crisis, while providing unconditional cash transfers to stranded, unemployed, and/or underemployed foreign migrant workers.
Launched in late 2017 and evaluated in early 2020! Includes identification and elimination of first-mile debts and fees.
What has been achieved in the past 2 years?