For Release: October 9, 2015 ATEST Applauds Confirmation of New Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) applauds yesterday’s confirmation of Susan Coppedge as Ambassador-at-Large to combat human trafficking and Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (J/TIP) at the U.S. Department of State. […]
Groups demand answers from State Department on human trafficking report Oct. 8, 2015 FOIA request highlights lingering concerns over possible political interference in important government publication WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the support of human rights, labor, faith, trade and democracy reform organizations, Friends of the Earth filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding the […]
Five Years Later: Anti-slavery groups reflect on the CA Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 Today marks five years since SB 657, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 was signed into law. This groundbreaking legislation calls public attention to the often opaque supply chains of goods and services we use daily. […]
ATEST Comments and Suggestions on the California Attorney General’s Office’s Company Notification Letter and Resource Guide The California Transparency and Supply Chains Act (“the Act”), enacted in 2010, requires large retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose on their websites their “efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from [their] direct supply chain […]
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.