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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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September 20, 2017 Yesterday the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation released their newest report estimating the number of victims of modern slavery across the globe: 24.9 million victims...
July 26, 2017 By Rachel Risoleo A company that has long evaded legal accusations of facilitating sex trafficking might finally be held accountable for its role in the trafficking industry. In an unrelated...
July 25, 2017 By Rachel Risoleo In the fight against modern slavery, most people look to nonprofits and government agencies. But businesses and their boards of directors can be great allies on the front...
July 20, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of the Human Trafficking Accountability Act, introduced by Representatives Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Ann Wagner (R-MO), that would...
July 13, 2017 By Rachel Risoleo In 2014, The Guardian began investigating the clear link between illegal fishing and labor trafficking, notably within the Thai seafood industry. The same year, Thailand was...
June 29, 2017 Every year on June 19—or Juneteenth, as it is often called—we commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on New Year’s Day of 1863, it took...
June 28, 2017 On June 27, 2017, the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. The annual report collects the number of global...

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Factsheet | July 24, 2017
S. 1236: A Bill to Designate Human Trafficking Coordinators in U.S. Attorney Offices PURPOSE To increase justice for victims and expand accountability for perpetrators of human trafficking...
Video | February 17, 2017
Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First: Anyone who seeks to deprive traffickers of their ability to prey on vulnerable people cannot in good conscience slam the door on refugees...
Testimony | February 14, 2017
TESTIMONY OF ELISA MASSIMINO PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST Hearing on Ending Modern Slavery: Building on Success Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
Blueprint | February 14, 2017
The United States abolished slavery with the ratification of the 13th Amendment more than 150 years ago, and slavery is illegal everywhere. However, the International Labor Organization estimates...