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April 27, 2015 Last Wednesday, the Senate passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (JVTA) after weeks of delays and controversies. While this is an important step for fighting trafficking, and...
April 27, 2015 By Emily Balan The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we will profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have...
April 22, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the Senate’s passage of key provisions included in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178), noting that these...
April 22, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on "Accountability and Transformation: Tier Rankings in the Fight Against Human...
April 20, 2015 Top News Refugee Protection On Tuesday at 10:05 a.m., Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks during the 45th Annual Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of...
April 20, 2015 By Emily Balan The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we will profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought...
April 16, 2015 From 1711-1762, thousands of men, women, and children were sold as chattel to help build New York City. African slaves helped erect iconic landmarks such as Wall Street, City Hall, and Broadway....

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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...