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May 25, 2017 In February, President Trump signed the Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Prevent International Trafficking executive order. This order called on the...
May 25, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of a bill to require the Attorney General to designate Human Trafficking Coordinators for Federal judicial districts in...
May 16, 2017 Lola was a slave in the United States for 35 years. Not in the 1860s—but one hundred years later. With no visa, no English language skills, no money, and no contacts, Lola spent her life serving a...
May 10, 2017 On April 26, Senators Rubio and Warren introduced the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2017 in the Senate. This bill would strengthen the role of the Department of Treasury and work to...
May 08, 2017 The BBC reports that organ trafficking is a flourishing business in Lebanon as desperate Syrian refugees sell parts of their bodies to try to survive. One Syrian boy—whose father and...
April 27, 2017 Washington, D.C. --Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) today in the...
April 27, 2017 The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) is a landmark human trafficking law, first passed in 2000, that outlines the U.S. government’s policy on human trafficking. Today Representatives Chris...

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Factsheet | July 24, 2017
S. 1236: A Bill to Designate Human Trafficking Coordinators in U.S. Attorney Offices PURPOSE To increase justice for victims and expand accountability for perpetrators of human trafficking...
Video | February 17, 2017
Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First: Anyone who seeks to deprive traffickers of their ability to prey on vulnerable people cannot in good conscience slam the door on refugees...
Testimony | February 14, 2017
TESTIMONY OF ELISA MASSIMINO PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST Hearing on Ending Modern Slavery: Building on Success Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
Blueprint | February 14, 2017
The United States abolished slavery with the ratification of the 13th Amendment more than 150 years ago, and slavery is illegal everywhere. However, the International Labor Organization estimates...