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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 ...
January 20, 2016
A recent Reuters report exposed the $500 million per year U.S. carnival business as a high-risk industry for forced labor and exploitation. The report focuses on former circus performer James...
January 15, 2016
On January 5th Secretary of State John Kerry chaired the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF). The PITF, created by the...

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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...
Factsheet | January 07, 2016
“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business,...
Blueprint | December 18, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. Yet in the world today there are an estimated 20.9 million people...
| December 09, 2015
In our world of increased globalization and worldwide movement of goods and capital, companies can face legal liability if they fail to guard against human trafficking not just in their direct...