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July 24, 2015
On Monday the Department of State will release its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The report ranks nations according to their efforts to comply with minimum standards as laid...
July 24, 2015
By Radha Desai Signal International, Inc., a marine service company headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, was ordered to pay more $14 million to trafficked workers in a landmark lawsuit earlier this...
July 21, 2015
Vatican City —During remarks given today at the Vatican, Human Rights First Bankrupt Slavery Campaign Ambassador Mayor William Bell called for a multi-sector approach involving government, law...
July 21, 2015
By Olivia Huzenis Vatican City—Today, the Vatican is hosting a conference uniting mayors from around the world to address issues of modern slavery, climate change, and sustainable development that...
July 20, 2015
Top News KENYA President Obama will travel to Kenya this week to discuss economic development and entrepreneurism. Human Rights First urges President Obama to also use the trip to address pressing...
July 16, 2015
By Solveig Haugen 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...
July 16, 2015
By Radha Desai Human trafficking and human smuggling are two issues that, despite their stark differences, are often conflated in academia, media, and most harmfully, law enforcement. The...

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Video | July 27, 2015
    We need a multisector approach to increase the risk for traffickers.
Testimony | February 27, 2015
Contact: Annick Febrey—(202) 888-7608—febreya@humanrightsfirst.org Testimony of Annick Febrey, Senior Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign Human Rights First New York City Council...