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December 12, 2016 Top Items Human Rights Summit Tomorrow Human Rights First will host its fifth annual Human Rights Summit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The afternoon event brings together activists and...
December 12, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of the Trafficking in Persons Report Integrity Act (S.3520). Introduced by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator...
December 08, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the inclusion of Section 1298 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 (S.2943), which authorizes $250...
December 08, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former chairwoman and CEO of the global travel and hospitality company Carlson Inc., will receive the 2016 Beacon...
December 07, 2016 Chances are that as you read this blog, something you have on is made with cotton. But have you ever thought about where that cotton comes from? With the passage of the Trade Facilitation and...
December 01, 2016 One challenge to dismantling trafficking networks is that most people don’t recognize a trafficking victim when they see one. That’s why law makers, advocates, and police are raising awareness among...
November 18, 2016 The United Kingdom is taking a hard look at its efforts to combat modern slavery. Last month the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, released his first report on United Kingdom’s...

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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...