Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act

On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), restoring this country’s most important tool to combat human trafficking. This reauthorization reasserts the U.S. Government’s leadership role in the fight against modern-day slavery and was passed as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which strengthens protections for women threatened by domestic violence. Led by Senator Leahy the reauthorized TVPA (P.L. 113-4) renews critical federal anti-trafficking programs, provides invaluable resources for the provision of specialist services for survivors of human trafficking, grants prosecutors new tools to go after the traffickers who exploit others, and enhances partnerships with focus countries to protect children and prevent child trafficking.

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FACT SHEET: The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 (P.L. 113-4)


Other Resources:

Human Trafficking Prioritization Act (07/28/14)

Coming Into Focus: How the US Government Can TIP the Fight Against Human Trafficking (02/26/14)

The Hill’s Congress Blog: Passage of human trafficking bill sends clear message (03/08/13)

Editorial: The New York Times on Renewing the Violence Against Women Act (02/15/13)

ATEST calls for TVPA Reauthorization During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month (2/1/13)

Article: CQ Roll Call Reports on New Hope for Anti-Human-Trafficking Bill (2/1/13)

Letter: Nat’l Assoc. of Attorneys General Calls for Passage of TVPA (11/02/12)

ATEST National Call: Where Does the TVPRA Stand? (06/18/12)

Article: CQ Weekly Reports on Stalled Reauthorization of Federal Anti-trafficking Legislation (04/28/12)

Editorial: The New York Times on Need for a Reauthorized Federal Law on Anti-Trafficking (03/22/12)

Letter: ATEST Appeals to Congress: Sideline Politicking and Pass the TVPRA (01/11/12)

Letter: ATEST, 150 NGOs to Senate: Pass the TVPRA (10/14/11)

Letter: ATEST Responds to H.R. 2830 Markup by House Foreign Affairs Committee (10/11/11)