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Policy & Resources
The links below offer specific anti-trafficking resources released by ATEST and our individual coalition partners. You can also visit our Policy Objectives page or individual issue pages to learn more about ATEST’s current policy objectives – Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Legislation, Child Welfare Response to Human Trafficking Act, Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Abuses Involving Workers Recruited Abroad Act and Anti-Slavery And Human Trafficking Appropriations.
September 17, 2014
You might think about debt bondage in relation to making bricks in South Asia or building skyscrapers in the Middle East, not putting together the pieces of your newest mobile phone or laser printer in Malaysia. But if you are reading this on a tablet, smartphone or computer monitor, then you may be holding a product of forced labor. Verité’s two-year study of labor conditions in electronics manufacturing in Malaysia...
September 9, 2014
Three new organizations broaden coalition’s reach and expertise
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking, a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking worldwide, today announced three new members: Futures Without Violence, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and National Network for Youth.
“These three organizations will strengthen the coalition's impact on U.S. policies to...
September 8, 2014
The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is urging the Office of Management and Budget in the White House to advise the President to request funds in the President’s fiscal year 2016 budget to combat human trafficking and modern day slavery in accordance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 (TVPRA, P.L. 113-4). Modern slavery is the civil rights issue of our generation. We can only hope to eradicate it within our lifetime by dedicating the necessary...
September 2, 2014
SB 477 is a critical piece of legislation to prevent human trafficking and protect vulnerable workers from exploitation. Last year, the Governor vetoed similar legislation, yet remained committed to signing legislation that covered program costs. We urge the Governor to sign SB 477, which both strengthens the regulation of foreign labor recruiters and covers program costs.
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...