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ATEST Applauds Provisions to Combat Human Trafficking in Menendez-Wyden Amendment to H.R. 1314

Posted: May 19, 2015   /   Human Trafficking, Labor, Labor Trafficking, Legislative Updates, Policy

May 19, 2015

ATEST Applauds Provisions to Combat Human Trafficking in
Menendez-Wyden Amendment to H.R. 1314

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) supports the Menendez-Wyden Amendment on human trafficking and trade that will be considered during the debate on H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015.

ATEST continues to support the existing provision …

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ATEST Supports Key Trade Provisions to Combat Human Trafficking

Posted: May 15, 2015   /   Human Trafficking, Labor, Labor Trafficking, Legislation, Policy

May 15, 2015

ATEST Supports Key Trade Provisions to Combat Human Trafficking

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) strongly urges members of the Senate to support key provisions contained in trade legislation that combat human trafficking and modern slavery.

In particular, ATEST strongly supports provisions (S.995, section 6(b)(6)) that would prohibit countries that …

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ATEST Expresses Strong Support for and Integrity of State Department’s TIP Report

Posted: May 15, 2015   /   Uncategorized

The Honorable John F. Kerry
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

May 15, 2015

Dear Secretary Kerry:

On behalf of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), a coalition of 14 human rights organizations that advocate for solutions to prevent and end human trafficking in the …

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Statement by the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking on S. 1269, The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

Posted: May 14, 2015   /   Human Trafficking, Labor, Labor Trafficking, Legislation

May 14, 2015

Statement by the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking on S. 1269,
The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) strongly supports section 912 of S. 1269, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.

This provision strengthens existing authority to prohibit …

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ATEST Applauds Senate Bipartisan Compromise on Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

Posted: April 21, 2015   /   Legislative Updates, Press Release

ATEST applauds the bipartisan effort in the Senate to reach a compromise on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178). At a time when it seems impossible to move important legislation, the Senate vote sends an important signal: Services must be in place to ensure human trafficking survivors do not return to exploitative …

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