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U.S. State Department Fails to Hold Countries Accountable for Human Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2015 Contact: Tania Stewart tstewart@mrss.com, 202-478-6174 U.S. State Department Fails to Hold Countries Accountable for Human Trafficking Malaysia upgrade discredits integrity of report, says ATEST Washington, D.C. — The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) criticized Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s decision to upgrade Malaysia in the State […]


ATEST Applauds Nomination of New Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

For Release: July 16, 2015 ATEST Applauds Nomination of New Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) applauds President Obama’s nomination of an Ambassador-at-Large to combat human trafficking, who also serves as Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (J/TIP) at the U.S. Department […]


Statement from ATEST on Possible Malaysia Upgrade in the 2015 TIP Report

For Release: July 9, 2015 Statement from ATEST on Possible Malaysia Upgrade in the 2015 TIP Report In response to press reports that the U.S. State Department will upgrade Malaysia on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, Melysa Sperber, Director of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) said: “If Malaysia is upgraded […]


Unaccompanied Children Deserve Protection in U.S. Policy

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 […]


Appropriations Guide 2016

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.