Women’s Human Rights Institute of Korea (WHRIK)

Women’s Human Rights Institute of Korea strives to eradicate all forms of violence against women including prostitution. Its major activities include prevention of prostitution, support for victimized individuals, expansion of a support infrastructure, public awareness campaigns, and education and research on protection of  women’s human rights. Leaflet for South Korean victims of overseas prostitution (in Korean / English).


Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women is a feminist human rights nongovernmental organization that works internationally to oppose all forms of sexual exploitation.

Mission: To promote a world in which women’s rights are human rights, where prostitution and sex trafficking do not exist; where women are free and equal in dignity and rights; where no woman is sexually exploited; that recognizes and values the great genius of women in the development of civilization and cultures; where women have sexual integrity and autonomy.

Polaris Project

Phone: 202-745-1001
Fax: 202-745-1119

Polaris Project is a multicultural grassroots organization combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Based in the United States and Japan, their passionate staff combine street-level experience and technical expertise, working everyday from morning to past midnight to provide victim services, conduct advocacy, and build the anti-trafficking movement.


San Francisco CA
Phone: 415.251.0973

Los Angeles
Phone: 213.307.3696

New York
Phone: 212.592.3507

GABRIELA Network is a US based multi-racial, multi-ethnic women’s solidarity organization. They work with GABRIELA Philippines, an alliance of 110 women’s organizations, institutions and centers. They work on issues which impact the women and children of the Philippines, but which have their roots in the decisions made in the United States.

GABRIELA Network’s organizational objectives are as follows:
1. To create and strengthen understanding between the women of the Philippines and the women of the United States;
2. To inform and educate people of the United States on the impact of global and US policy decisions on women of the Philippines;
3. To consolidate, support and organize women for the solidarity with GABRIELA Philippines;
4. To serve as a matrix within which women of all colors and races can work together on specific issues common or related to both the United States and the Philippines.

Prostitution Research and Education (PRE)

San Francisco, California
Phone: 415-922-4555

PRE develops research and educational programs to document the experiences of people in prostitution. The purpose of Prostitution Research & Education is to organize against the institution of prostitution and advocate for alternatives to prostitution – including emotional and physical healthcare for women in prostitution. A purpose of PRE is to reflect the voices of one of the world’s most disenfranchised groups: prostituted women and children. The project’s goal is to empower this constituency by documenting their perspectives through research, public education, and arts projects.

PRE develops innovative approaches to educating the public about the issue of prostitution – including how prostitution is an issue of women’s rights, how prostitution is about racism, and the ways in which prostitution is also about poverty and basic human rights. International, and US components of the research and facts about prostitution are at PRE’s website.