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December 18, 2015 By Katie Masi The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought to...
December 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of section 910 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644), a...
December 11, 2015 The 2015 Human Rights First Summit, held December 9 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., featured experts who sought to answer difficult questions on how to combat human trafficking. U.S. Secretary...
December 10, 2015 By Katie Masi The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought to...
December 09, 2015 Washington, D.C. - As part of the 4th Annual Human Rights Summit, Human Rights First today issued a new report titled "Corporate Liability and Human Trafficking," which analyzes how...
December 06, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today celebrates the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, legally abolishing slavery and ending a dark chapter of our nation's...
December 02, 2015 In film and television, Colombia is virtually synonymous with drug trafficking. But for all of Hollywood's work to shine a light on the Medellin Cartel, another form of trafficking has steadily grown...

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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...