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July 11, 2014 By Sophie Kasakove In a piece for In Sight Crime this week, Daniela Guzman discusses the efforts of financial institutions to crack down on human trafficking. Like any business, human...
July 03, 2014 By Sophie Kasakove In May the International Labor Organization reported the profits of human slavery to be roughly $150 billion, with $99 billion from commercial sexual exploitation, $34...
June 26, 2014 By Sophie Kasakove Today marks the 16th annual International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Established by the United Nations General Assembly, this day serves as a reminder of...
June 24, 2014 In a piece for the NY Times, Benjamin Weiser reported on the prosecution of the leaders of a human trafficking ring operating between Mexico and the United States, who trafficked an estimated...
June 20, 2014 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said that the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released today by the State Department reinforces the need for additional training and resources to...
June 12, 2014 By Sophie Kasakove In a piece for the Guardian this week, Kate Hodal and Chris Kelly share the story of Myint Thein, a Burmese fisherman who spent two years as a slave on a boat in Thailand. Like...
June 11, 2014 By Nicky Lazar This week marks the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, and with it renewed calls to combat human trafficking. Recently, nuns backed by the Pope launched a campaign called "Play...

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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...