Philadelphia Freedom Blog: Column: Hillary raises the stakes on human trafficking

[mary_shaw_headshot4_bw.jpg]Unfortunately, slavery is not a thing of the past. Human beings are still being bought and sold for sex and labor. Only these days it’s called human trafficking.Fortunately, the Obama administration is aware of the problem and appears to be making a solid effort to address it.To that end, on June 14, the U.S. State Department issued its 10th annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The report reflects the findings of the Department’s work over the past year with embassies, analysts, NGOs, and activists in the field.Upon the report’s release, Maria Otero, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, issued the following encouraging remarks: “The TIP report is a fair and transparent diagnosis of the impact of human trafficking, and it offers an assessment of how we can partner to end this human rights abuse, because human trafficking cuts across policies and sectors. We are challenged to gather our resources and increase our capacity to fight this crime together.

Philadelphia Freedom Blog: Column: Hillary raises the stakes on human trafficking

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