News Round-up — March 24, 2014

Last week, news stories captured the powerful work by ATEST members and highlighted efforts to combat human trafficking in the United States and overseas. Also, check out our featured article on the launch of a ground-breaking initiative to combat gender-based violence.

News Stories

Why Won’t Some Supermarket Chains Pay 1 cent per Pound to Tomato Pickers? by Steve Holt, TakePart (Mar. 21, 2014)

Lexington woman’s journey for justice to Cambodia by Jerrika Insco, WKYT (Mar. 20, 2014)

Featured: Vital Voices Global Partnership Launches Initiative to Combat Gender-Based Violence

In partnership with the U.S. State Dep’t and Avon Foundation, Vital Voices Global Partnership announced last week the launch of an initiative to protect victims of gender-based violence and to provide targeted training to government and civil society actors to respond to these crimes: Launch of Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative: New DRL Partnership to Assist Individuals in Crisis, MENAFN (Mar. 20, 2014)


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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