Each year, millions of men, women and children are victimized and exploited for labor and sexual purposes. Hoping for a better future for themselves and their families they are lured by false promises into a life of slavery and deprivation. Since 1999, our team has been working in South East Asia and the United States to empower individuals and organizations striving to bring an end to this inhumanity.


Prevent Human Trafficking (PHT) is a Washington, D.C., based non-profit organization working to build a bridge between South East Asia and the United States to prevent human trafficking. PHT empowers individuals, organizations and governments to tackle the root causes of human trafficking through direct support and technical assistance. PHT uses its expertise and networks to promote best practice and inspire sustainable solutions in the movement to prevent human trafficking.



PHT developed from the passion of its founding members in addressing widespread child exploitation in Southeast Asia. Dedicated individuals were drawn together through their mutual commitment to these issues and formed PHT in 1999. Members had already been actively engaged in independently combating child exploitation in the region, either through non profit work, academic research, or teaching.