Break the Chain Campaign

  • DC

About Us

Break the Chain Campaign is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. For 13 years, we have provided direct social services for domestic workers (nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers) who have survived human trafficking and worker exploitation. Currently, we focus on research, writing, policy advocacy, and training, all based on our direct service experience and our commitment to a rights-based approach. We work to deepen the connections between parallel movements of human rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, climate justice, trade and tax fairness, and demilitarization, through the lens of domestic workers fighting for justice in the US and around the world.

In addition to our trafficking work, our newest project is economic and social justice around care workers and care recipients. We are working with the National Domestic Workers Alliance on the Caring Across Generations Campaign (