The June 23rd ATEST/CNN International event featured Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, the State Department’s human trafficking chief, Academy Award-winning actress and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for Human Trafficking Mira Sorvino, CNN International executive vice president and managing director Tony Maddox, trafficking survivor and advocate Rani Hong, and Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves.
ATEST is a diverse alliance of U.S.-based human rights groups acting in unity to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking—both at home and abroad. Founded by Humanity United in 2007, ATEST is currently composed of the following organizations: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), ECPAT-USA, Free the Slaves, International Justice Mission, Not for Sale Campaign, Polaris Project, Safe Horizon, Solidarity Center, Verité, Vital Voices Global Partnership, World Vision, and former U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond, president and founder of the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET).