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March 08, 2016 We're headed to Austin for SXSW Interactive 2016! We hope you'll join us on Sunday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. for a panel discussion on, "How to Fight Modern Slavery with Data Analysis." The panel...
February 24, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the president’s signing of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, which includes a provision to strengthen prohibitions on the...
February 17, 2016 Last Thursday the Senate passed a new customs enforcement bill by a margin of 75-20. The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, which addresses a wide array of issues from...
February 16, 2016 President Obama is meeting with ten Southeast Asian leaders at the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit starting February 15 in Rancho Mirage, California. The Summit addresses...
February 16, 2016 By Meghan Hampsey Last week a couple from Katy, Texas was charged with forced labor, withholding documents, conspiracy to harbor an illegal alien, and visa fraud. Chudy and Sandra Nsobundu,...
February 12, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the Senate’s passage of section 910 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644), a provision to strengthen...
February 11, 2016 By Meghan Hampsey The ILO reports there are 14.2 million victims of labor trafficking worldwide. In an effort to address this crime, Humanity United is partnering with the Departments of Justice,...

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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...
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...