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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.
February 28, 2013
(Washington, DC) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass a Senate-approved version of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), paving the way for President Obama to sign into law the United States' most important tool in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. An estimated 27 million people worldwide are victims of modern-day slavery, and human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world, generating over $32...
February 12, 2013
The U.S. Senate voted today 93-5 to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the United States' most important tool in the fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The TVPA expired in September of 2011, placing critical anti-trafficking initiatives at risk, including support to law enforcement and services for survivors.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) offered the TVPA reauthorization as an amendment to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act...
January 29, 2013
New Report Helps Companies Meet and Exceed Requirements to Eliminate Human Trafficking from Supply Chains
(Washington, D.C.) The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) issued a report today, “Beyond SB 657: How Businesses Can Meet and Exceed California’s Requirements to Prevent Forced Labor in Supply Chains." This path breaking report provides guiding principles for companies required to comply with California’s pioneering anti-trafficking law and for any company working to eliminate forced labor from their supply chains.
Under the California Transparency in Supply Chains...