The 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, compiled by the U.S. Department of State, marks the 10th anniversary of progress and challenge in the fight against modern slavery. In 2000, the United States enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and the United Nations adopted the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children — also known as the Palermo Protocol. Over 10 years, governments worldwide have made appreciable progress in understanding some basic realities about human trafficking. But 10 years of focused effort to combat trafficking only represents the infancy of this modern movement. It is not enough to prosecute traffickers if governments do not provide assistance to the survivors and work to ensure that no one else is victimized. For more information, go to http://www.state.gov/j/tip/about/index.htm.