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October 31, 2014
By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino Of the world’s estimated 19 million human trafficking victims, the majority (16.5 million) are victims of labor trafficking, which includes forced work in factories,...
October 27, 2014
By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering three bills on human trafficking, including the controversial Stop Advertising Victims Exploitation (SAVE) Act,...
October 03, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First will present its 2014 Sidney Lumet Award for Integrity in Entertainment to the Academy Award-winning motion picture 12 Years a Slave for its powerful...
October 02, 2014
By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino Los Angeles is running an ad campaign to help victims of human trafficking. These announcements, like the one above, are on billboards and bus shelters in both...
September 26, 2014
By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino  Have you ever been walking through the airport when, along with the McDonalds and travel pillow advertisements, you spot one of these “Recognize Human...
September 19, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First today announced a partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation for the Trust Women Conference to be held in London on November 18-19. The Trust Women Conference...
September 18, 2014
The Polaris Project released its annual state-by-state ratings on anti-trafficking measures. The good news: this year, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have at least some measures...

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Factsheet | July 25, 2014
“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,...
Factsheet | June 23, 2014
GENERAL RESOURCES  Download Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking (gBCAT) gBCAT’s mission is to “mobilize the power, resources, and thought leadership of the business...
Factsheet | June 12, 2014
Human trafficking and migrant smuggling are among the fastest growing criminal activities in the world, affecting virtually every country according to the United Nations.  Trafficking and...
Factsheet | June 10, 2014
Human Trafficking: Defining the Phenomenon Human trafficking is a human rights violation that involves the practice of holding another person in compelled service by force, fraud, or coercion....