The Path to Freedom: A Presidential Agenda for Abolishing Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

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This report by the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a road map for the second-term Obama Administration to follow as it works to fulfill its commitment to eliminate modern-day slavery. Among dozens of specific recommendations, “The Path to Freedom” calls on the Administration to:

  1. Begin immediately to work with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to reauthorize the lapsed Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), which provides critical resources and new tools in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery;
  2. Develop a National Action Plan based on a “whole of government approach” that coordinates all available resources and tools instead of providing piecemeal solutions;
  3. Back up its commitment to fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery with an FY14 budget request that fully funds critical initiatives; and
  4. Partner with willing countries to create innovative, focused and comprehensive approaches to combat human trafficking, forced labor, and other forms of modern-day slavery around the world.