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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.
July 28, 2014
The U.S. Government is considering changes to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (“TVPRA”) that would harm unaccompanied alien children and make victims of human trafficking particularly vulnerable. These changes would weaken legal protections for unaccompanied children by curtailing access to due process, legal representation, and child-appropriate services.
We need your support to oppose any attempt to amend or eliminate these protections. We need to...
July 3, 2014
The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842) requires companies with a minimum of $100 million in worldwide gross receipts annually to report transparently to the Securities and Exchange Commission and on their websites about their efforts to address slavery and child labor within their business operations, including supply chain and labor management. To learn more, click on our fact sheet.
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...
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...