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January 05, 2015 Top News TRAFFICKING As 2015 kicked off, Pope Francis issued a call for an end to modern day slavery and urged the international community to double down on efforts to combat the scourge of...
January 01, 2015 Washington, D.C. - On New Year's Day and World Day of Peace, Human Rights First welcomes Pope Francis' call for an end to modern day slavery. The call came in a papal message given today...
October 31, 2014 By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino Of the world’s estimated 19 million human trafficking victims, the majority (16.5 million) are victims of labor trafficking, which includes forced work in factories,...
October 27, 2014 By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering three bills on human trafficking, including the controversial Stop Advertising Victims Exploitation (SAVE) Act,...
October 02, 2014 By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino Los Angeles is running an ad campaign to help victims of human trafficking. These announcements, like the one above, are on billboards and bus shelters in both...
September 26, 2014 By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino  Have you ever been walking through the airport when, along with the McDonalds and travel pillow advertisements, you spot one of these “Recognize Human...
August 29, 2014 In a recent appearance on the Sean Hannity Show, General Charles C. Krulak, President of Birmingham-Southern College, calls on the U.S. government to make human trafficking a bigger priority....

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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...