State Department Holds Countries Accountable in 2014 TIP Report

On Friday, June 20, the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Secretary Kerry called on governments to do more to eradicate modern slavery, a $150 billion per year industry.

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Human trafficking, forced labor, and modern slavery are on the conscience of the world. As Secretary Kerry stated: “When we embrace our common humanity and stand up for the dignity of all people, we realize the vision of a world that is freer and more just — a world free from slavery.”

U.S. Ambassador-At-Large to Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca introduced, and Secretary Kerry honored, the 2014 TIP Report Heroes, 10 men and women whose tireless efforts have made a lasting impact on the global fight against modern slavery.

One TIP Report Hero, Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews from Trinidad and Tobago stated: “We need new and forceful voices to rise up against the atrocity that is human slavery…Let those voices be yours.”


The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

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