Contribute an Article or Resource

Thank you for your interest in contributing Trafficking Matters!

Trafficking Matters attempts to gather insightful articles, cases, analysis, news stories, and resources about trafficking in persons. We welcome original contributions on recent human trafficking developments across the globe, including case law, current litigation, legislation, policy-making and activism.

Contributions can include, but are not limited to:

  • News and updates: descriptive pieces on recent human trafficking developments;
  • Legal analysis: analytical pieces on recent human trafficking legal developments;
Who Can Contribute?

Anyone can submit an article or post to the Trafficking Matters editorial team for consideration. Trafficking Matters will only publish work that the editors deem to be of high quality and that comply with the guidelines set out on this page.

How to Contribute

To make a contribution, please follow this easy process:

Email the editorial team at traffickingmatters@traffickinginstitute.org with your article in Word format, with a brief 1-3 sentence description of the piece. Include your email address, contact information, and a one paragraph biographical statement about yourself, your work, and your education. Also, include a headshot photo and your social media handles that Trafficking Matters could use to promote your article.

A member of the editorial team will then be in contact to discuss your post and provide you with comments. Once your article is approved, Trafficking Matters will publish it on the website and promote it through various social media networks.

If you are contributing a resource or report to be included on Trafficking Matters, please include a pdf version of the material and the contact information for the publishing agency or organization.

Guidelines for Contributors

Articles should be between 700-1200 words in length, although we will also accept longer posts in special cases. Please include hyperlinks to relevant sources and background information rather than using footnotes. Articles should be clear and concise, leaving out excessive jargon and verbiage. Please write with a global audience in mind, providing relevant background information to make your article accessible to readers from outside your country. All posts must be written in English. Posts should reflect original, unpublished work. Cross-posting or publication on other platforms is permissible only with the permission of Trafficking Matters.

Read a full list of article submission guidelines here.

Contributor’s Agreement

By submitting an article, the Contributor guarantees that the post is a product of their work and is unpublished. Contributors also permit Trafficking Matters to use their post, with full attribution but without further consent, on a non-commercial basis in online and offline publications.

We look forward to receiving your contribution!

The Trafficking Matters Editorial Team