ATEST Welcomes United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking

For advocates and survivor-advocates of human trafficking, this week marks an important milestone: the first meeting of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking in Washington, D.C.

Last month, the Obama Administration announced the formation of this group, composed of human trafficking survivors, which will work to inform U.S. anti-trafficking policies and ensure they are in line with trafficking survivors’ feedback and expertise.

ATEST believes this council is an important step in ensuring survivor voices are heard at all levels. We are glad to see the appointment of so many impressive advocates who have been making changes in the field and using their own experiences to prevent and protect others from human trafficking.


About ATEST 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. ATEST member organizations include: Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), ECPAT-USA, Free the Slaves, Futures Without Violence (FUTURES), International Justice Mission, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), National Network for Youth (NN4Y), Polaris, Safe Horizon, Solidarity Center, Verité, and Vital Voices Global Partnership. ATEST is a project of Humanity United.