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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.

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/
Date: 02/17/2000 Description: A child laborer carries cement at a construction site near Dharmsala, India. © AP Image
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"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

Open Competition for Funding in Ghana

The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is pleased to announce an open competition for federal funding to support a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, jointly developed between the Government of Ghana and the United States, to combat child trafficking in Ghana. The overarching purpose of this Partnership is to enhance the effectiveness of Ghana’s efforts to combat child trafficking. The TIP Office proposes to fund organizations to work collaboratively with Ghanaian ministries responsible for combating child trafficking to achieve the Partnership’s goals and objectives.

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Open Competition for FY 2015 Funding

The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announces an open competition for FY 2015 funding of projects to combat trafficking in persons outside of the United States. The first stage of competition begins with this solicitation for two-page Statements of Interest (SOI) from eligible organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that address the country-specific requirements identified in this solicitation, which are based on the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report). More»

Coalition of Immokalee Workers Receives 2015 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Secretary Kerry (Jan. 29): "It’s my honor to present the Coalition of Immokalee Workers with this award which reads: 'For its extraordinary efforts to combat human trafficking by pioneering the Fair Food Program, empowering agricultural workers, and leveraging market forces and consumer awareness to promote supply chain transparency and eradicate modern slavery on participating farms, we award this Presidential Award.'" Full Text»

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»

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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