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June 10, 2014 By Sophie Kasakove Last week the American Bar Association released a report  on the efforts of Fortune 100 corporations to address human rights violations, including human trafficking and...
June 09, 2014 Top News CHIDREN AT THE BORDER Over the weekend, the Obama Administration began sending hundreds of unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S. southern border to a makeshift holding center in...
May 30, 2014 In a piece for the Huffington Post this week, General Charles C. Krulak, President of Birmingham-Southern College, calls on educators to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking in...
May 21, 2014 By Jill Savitt A report released this week from the International Labor Organization (ILO) provides new estimates of the profitability of human slavery, putting the total business of forced labor...
May 20, 2014 Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First praised this week's bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives to pass a series of bills intended to address human trafficking and to condemn...
May 19, 2014 By Jill Savitt Last week, a new report was released in the Netherlands that criticizes law enforcement officials for not following through on investigations into human trafficking gangs in the...
May 19, 2014 Top News POST-WAR NATIONAL SECURITY On Wednesday morning, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on “Authorization for Use of Military Force After Iraq and Afghanistan.” The...

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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...
Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...