For Release: July 7, 2015 Unaccompanied Children Deserve Protection in U.S. Policy Washington, DC— Today’s Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee’s hearing on the response to unaccompanied minors one year later is an important reminder of the vulnerabilities of these children, said the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST). ATEST calls on the […]
June 11, 2015 ATEST Applauds Provisions to Combat Human Trafficking in H.R. 644 Washington, DC — The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) strongly supports provisions to combat human trafficking contained in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644). ATEST continues to support the existing provision, proposed by Senator Menendez, […]
June 3, 2015 ATEST Welcomes Passage of the Girls Count Act Washington, DC – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) welcomes the passage of the Girls Count Act as a strong measure to protect all children from exploitation and violence, such as human trafficking and forced labor. The Girls Count Act makes it […]
June 1, 2015 ATEST Applauds Enactment of Survivors of Human Trafficking Empowerment Act ATEST is grateful to the champions of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, S. 178, for including the Survivors of Human Trafficking Empowerment Act, as well as provisions improving access to restitution and requiring rigorous reporting and data collection. […]
SIGN ON: LISTEN TO SURVIVORS
January 2015 – Almost 14 years after the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, there is now a substantial group of identified survivors of human trafficking who are poised to inform U.S. policy, public awareness and educational efforts, and programmatic and funding decisions. Their voices need to be heard. Act now to tell Congress to listen to survivors and pass HR 500, establishing a survivor-led U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.