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January 30, 2015 On January 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. Today, 150 years later, there are an estimated 21 million people enslaved. These people...
January 29, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Prominent leaders from the business and financial sectors, law enforcement, the military, federal, state and local government, and civil rights community today committed to join a...
January 28, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the new White House regulations to implement the 2012 executive order regarding human trafficking are an important step in increasing the...
January 26, 2015 Top News GUANTANAMO The military commission trial of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi continues this week at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Human Rights First will observe the proceeding...
January 13, 2015 Top News Guantanamo News reports note that next week the Obama Administration plans to transfer five Yemeni detainees from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a...
January 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. - On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Human Rights First urged the United States to honor its responsibility to end slavery by working with its partners, public and...
January 07, 2015 As Congress enters its 114th session, human rights must take the spotlight. This blog series will address what we at Human Rights First believe should take top priority in Washington in the next year...

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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...