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Trafficking in Persons Report

About 24.9 million persons are currently enslaved in sex or labor trafficking worldwide, and a new report says many countries often overlook human trafficking that takes place within their own borders. […] Read More

By supporting and empowering efforts of local communities, national governments take a vital step to end human trafficking, the U.S. State Department says. […] Read More

Comprehensive anti-trafficking laws with severe consequences for violation, coupled with effective prosecution, is necessary to combat human trafficking worldwide, according to the U.S. State Department’s 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. The Palermo Protocol was adopted by the United Nations in November 2000 to provide international norms for preventing, suppressing and punishing those engaged in […] Read More

Religious minorities experience a “heightened vulnerability” to human trafficking – modern-day slavery – according to the 2016 U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. “Modern-day slavery doesn’t happen only in war zones,” said Secretary of State John Kerry upon the report’s release. “It exists in areas of both darkness and plain sight of people […] Read More

Progress has been made to address human trafficking in the 15 years since adopting the Palermo Protocol – a U.N. agreement focused on preventing, suppressing and punishing trafficking in persons – yet trafficking is currently a $150 billion annual industry. This according to the U.S. State Department’s annual “Trafficking in Persons” (TIP) report released on […] Read More