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January 11, 2016
One hundred and fifty years ago on December 6, 1895, the United States ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, legally abolishing slavery in America. In 2015 we commemorated America's 19th...
December 22, 2015
This December marks the 150th anniversary of passage of the 13th amendment, banning slavery in the United States. Its passage was a historic step towards eradicating forced labor on our shores ...
December 22, 2015
Last Wednesday the United States hosted the first ever U.N. Security Council session on human trafficking in armed conflict. Nick Grono, head of the Freedom Fund—a private donor fund dedicated...
December 18, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the inclusion of $25 million to fund the first year of the End Modern Slavery Initiative in the omnibus spending package. This important...
December 18, 2015
By Katie Masi The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought to...
December 17, 2015
"There is more oversight in seafood to protect dolphins than there is to protect humans." -Martha Mendoza  On a recent "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, the entertainment, social...
December 11, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of section 910 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644), a...

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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...