There is power in the collaboration and action of dedicated leaders to address societal issues. This was clearly achieved when more than 200 leaders from the Philippines gathered together in the Panagtapok 2022 (which translates to ‘a gathering’ in English). The event united anti-trafficking advocates in continuing the fight against trafficking in person and online abuse and exploitation of women and children in the Philippines. It was led by JPI-IDC, Inc., a non-profit organization partner of Free the Slaves read more >
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Trafficking Prevention Month ends today, but we would like to ask Free the Slaves supporters to remain vigilant throughout the year. With fast-moving changes at the White House and Capitol, this is a critical time for letting government officials know that fighting slavery is important to the American public. Everyone has a role to play, including you.
This month, Free the Slaves has recommended important steps the Trump Administration can take to maintain America’s global leadership on combating slavery. The read more >
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote this week on a fast-track trade deal among 12 Asia-Pacific countries.
However, one of those countries–Malaysia–has been identified by the U.S. State Dept. as a persistent slavery hot spot, and anti-trafficking organizations are urging Senators to exclude countries with poor track records on modern-day slavery from fast-tracking in global trade agreements.
Congress has approved tougher penalties for traffickers and increased funding for slavery survivors.
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act deadlocked the Senate for weeks earlier this year, and even delayed Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s confirmation vote. However, a Senate compromise in April led to a vote of 99 to 0 to approve the measure. Yesterday, it passed the House on a vote of 420 to 3.
The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), a coalition of major organizations combatting read more >
With millions of people on the move globally looking for jobs, especially from poorer countries to wealthier ones, it’s easy for traffickers to pose as legitimate labor recruiters. It’s a risk for international job seekers everywhere, including those coming to America. Many times, when a person arrives at a job site far away from home, they learn they’ve been tricked – and trapped.
The state of California has said enough!
Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law read more >
This week may bring key votes in Congress responding to the increase in child refugees entering the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Some of these children are fleeing widespread slavery in their home countries. But one of the policy revisions being debated in Washington would repeal protection for child slaves under American law.
Free the Slaves has joined 90 religious, academic and human rights leaders urging Congress and the Obama administration to safeguard runaway slaves by maintaining the read more >
It’s hard for consumers to know which of the products we buy are tainted by slavery. But that could change, if you want it to.
U.S Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) have introduced the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842). The bipartisan bill requires major U.S. companies to publicly disclose measures they are taking to prevent human trafficking, slavery and child labor in their supply chains.
Now it’s your turn read more >
No consumer wants to buy products made by slaves. And no investor wants to support companies that use slave labor. But it’s extraordinarily difficult for shoppers or stockbrokers to know which products or companies may be tainted by trafficking.
The bipartisan bill requires major U.S. read more >