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June 11, 2014
By Nicky Lazar This week marks the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, and with it renewed calls to combat human trafficking. Recently, nuns backed by the Pope launched a campaign called "Play...
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 06, 2014
As part of its anti-trafficking campaign seeking to disrupt the slavery exploitation network, Human Rights First is calling for accountability and justice for individuals who benefit, or have ...
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
This week the House will vote on a series of bills intended to address human trafficking and to condemn Boko Haram's abduction of students in Nigeria. The five bills, H.R. Res 573, H.R....
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...

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Factsheet | June 10, 2014
Human Trafficking: Defining the Phenomenon Human trafficking is a human rights violation that involves the practice of holding another person in compelled service by force, fraud, or coercion....
Video | May 30, 2014
Teaser video for the panel addressing human trafficking at the 2013 Human Rights First Summit. 
Opinions | May 27, 2014
By Gen. Charles C. Krulak  Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States of America. As such, 2015 provides an important opportunity for faculty engaged in...
Opinions | January 30, 2014
By Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First In the lead up to the Super Bowl, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said his state was going to clamp down on trafficking. In a tweet, he wrote: "We are...