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July 30, 2014
(Washington, DC) – Today, as the world celebrates the first UN-declared World Day against Trafficking in Persons, leaders in Congress and the White House are contemplating policy changes that would undermine the United States’ most important tool in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA). Proposals aimed at expediting the deportation of vulnerable unaccompanied children who have crossed our border from...
June 20, 2014
ATEST Applauds State Department Decision to Hold States Accountable in Newest Human Trafficking Report
Washington, D.C. -- The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) praised Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s downgrading of countries that continue to fail to address human trafficking in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released today.
The TIP Report ranks governments worldwide, including the United States, into one of three tiers based on their efforts to combat and prevent human trafficking, forced labor and other forms of modern slavery. Many...
June 12, 2014
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), a coalition of U.S.-based human rights organizations committed to eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking, applauds the introduction of the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842). Introduced on a bipartisan basis by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), H.R. 4842 will require public companies with annual worldwide...
October 20, 2013
(Washington, DC) – A partnership of organizations committed to combatting modern day slavery today unveiled KnowTheChain, an online resource created to educate companies, investors, policymakers and consumers about the existence of slavery in supply chains. KnowTheChain encourages greater disclosure and transparency related to SB-657, the California law that requires retailers and manufacturers with annual worldwide gross receipts over $100 million that are doing business in the state to...
June 19, 2013
ATEST Commends State Department for Holding Bad Actors Accountable in Latest Human Trafficking Report
The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) praised Secretary of State John F. Kerry for calling to account countries that have continually failed to show improvement in fighting human trafficking in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released today.