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Bankrupt Slavery: Dismantling the Business of Human Trafficking

We are holding the U.S. government and businesses accountable to end the business of modern day slavery

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January 12, 2017 Last year the Washington Post Fact Checker series investigated several widely used statistics that anti-trafficking advocates often cite, including UNICEF’s estimated numbers of child soldiers. It...
January 11, 2017 On January 4, 2010 President Obama issued a proclamation naming January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This followed a 2007 Senate resolution naming January 11th as Human...
December 24, 2016 This time of year many people are out searching for the perfect gifts for family, friends, and sometimes even the dog. But, before you purchase that new tablet, cozy sweater, or piece of shiny...
December 12, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of the Trafficking in Persons Report Integrity Act (S.3520). Introduced by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator...
December 08, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the inclusion of Section 1298 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 (S.2943), which authorizes $250...
December 07, 2016 Chances are that as you read this blog, something you have on is made with cotton. But have you ever thought about where that cotton comes from? With the passage of the Trade Facilitation and...
December 01, 2016 One challenge to dismantling trafficking networks is that most people don’t recognize a trafficking victim when they see one. That’s why law makers, advocates, and police are raising awareness among...

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Blueprint | December 16, 2016
The United States abolished slavery with the ratification of the 13th Amendment over 150 years ago. Yet according to the International Labor Organization, there are still more than 20 million slaves...
Video | November 01, 2016
Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise, earning exploiters an estimated $150 billion annually. Let’s work together to put traffickers out of business and behind bars...
Letter | March 23, 2016
March 18, 2016 The Honorable Richard C. Shelby Chairman Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510...
Factsheet | January 14, 2016
Download S.553: End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 Modern slavery is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. It is a profit driven business; the International Labour...