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Date: 11/02/2012 Description: Telephone - State Dept Image
National
Trafficking Hotlines

The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, headed by Acting Director Kari Johnstone, leads the United States' global engagement against human trafficking, an umbrella term used to describe the activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service.

Prevention
Date: 08/25/2010 Description: Farm workers in California march during a campaign to end human rights violations in the U.S. agricultural industry.  The prevalence of forced labor in agriculture has led to increased pressure on major brands to trace their products to ''the farm gate'' and ensure proper treatment of workers through their supply chains. © Jacque-Jean Tiziou/www.jjtiziou.net
Protection
Date: 02/17/2000 Description: A child laborer carries cement at a construction site near Dharmsala, India. © AP Image
Prosecution
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Partnerships
Date: 08/25/2010 Description: Handshake © AP Image

"It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name -- modern slavery."

– President Barack Obama


Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains

Date: 01/29/2015 Description: Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains. - State Dept Image

Verité released a report about the risk of trafficking in persons in federal and corporate supply chains. Providing a comprehensive framework for evaluating trafficking risk, this report identifies 11 key sectors at heightened risk for human trafficking and maps federal spending in each key at-risk sector. The Department of State-funded report will be an essential resource for government officials and federal contractors concerned about compliance with Executive Order 13627, as well as for any businesses concerned about human trafficking in their supply chains. Full Report» Secretary's Remarks»


The Earthquake of Freedom

Ambassador CdeBaca (Nov. 12): "The crime of modern-day slavery [is] a crime that requires us to look at our own situation domestically, as well as overseas. As Secretary Kerry has said, 'If the cries of those who are enslaved around the world today were an earthquake, then the tremors would be felt in every single nation, on every continent, simultaneously.'" Full Text»


2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

 

Secretary Kerry (June 20): "More than 20 million people, a conservative estimate, are victims of human trafficking. And the United States is the first to acknowledge that no government anywhere yet is doing enough." Full Text» Briefing» Report» Fact Sheets»


Journey to Freedom: Freedom Center Documentary

       

Journey to Freedom tells the true stories of two men, 21st Century Cambodian Vannak Prum and 19th Century American Solomon Northup, who were sold into slavery more than 150 years apart. Transcript» Fact Sheets» More»
 



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