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May 15, 2015
By Claire Duguid A recent New York Times exposé, The Price of Nice Nails, delves into the exploitation behind many of New York's nail salons. From wage violations, worker abuse, and a lack of...
May 14, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the Senate’s passage of section 912 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 ( S. 1269), a provision to...
May 11, 2015
Top News Gulf Leaders to the U.S. Gulf state leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman will meet with President Obama this week at Camp David. Last...
May 07, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First urges the president to ensure any trade deal made with countries that have received poor rankings from the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP)...
May 06, 2015
By Emily Balan The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we will profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought...
May 04, 2015
Top News Immigration Detention Over the weekend, more than 500 people gathered in Dilley, Texas to protest the Obama Administration's immigration detention policies that have put hundreds of...
May 04, 2015
Zunduri, A 22-year-old woman from southern Mexico recently escaped after spending five years working in slave-like conditions in a family-owned dry cleaner in the capital. Her exploiters kept her...

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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...
Video | February 26, 2015
  Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Former Chairman and CEO of Carlson, a global travel and hospitality company, speaks about the reality of 21st century slavery and its effect on business in the...