I believe today holds the promise of being a transformational moment in the history of the modern anti-slavery movement. This moment occurred in a large, nondescript room in an annex to the U.S. State Department located on G Street in Washington, far removed from the majesty of the main State building. I had the privilege this morning of attending the launch of a new U.S. anti-slavery grant program popularly known as the End Modern Slavery Initiative (EMSI). EMSI read more >
Posts Tagged ‘JTIP’
A new leader is taking charge at the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (J/TIP).
Susan Coppedge was nominated to the post earlier this year by President Obama and was confirmed by the Senate last week.
With the rank of ambassador-at-large she will lead America’s global engagement against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
It isn’t often that all five FTS country directors are in the same place at the same time.
But it happened last week in Washington, as our overseas staff briefed the U.S. State Department’s “J/TIP” anti-trafficking team.
The presentation was called “Innovations on the Front Lines of Slavery.”
The briefing began with DRC Country Director Jack Kahorha, who described how FTS conducts field research in order to develop anti-trafficking programs that are customized for each country.
The research goal is to uncover the read more >