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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,...
February 03, 2016 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Congress will address the ongoing global refugee crisis during a series of hearings this week. On Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a...
February 02, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the House of Representatives for passing the Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act (H.R. 400), a bill that promotes...
January 29, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today called on the House of Representatives to pass the Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act (H.R. 400), a bill that promotes...
January 26, 2016 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recently announced the Social Resolution on Forced Labour, a commitment to fight forced labor throughout its global supply chains. In its announcement, CGF...
January 26, 2016 The Christian Science Monitor recently explored the high volume of trafficked labor in California's guest worker community. Focusing on a 2006 case that exposed an exploitative labor contractor, the...
January 22, 2016 A quiet residential street in Queens isn't typically be the first place that comes to mind when you think about human trafficking. Yet earlier this month, an idyllic neighborhood ...

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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...