This past week, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve the Trafficking Victims Re-authorization Act, extending the groundbreaking human trafficking provisions provided by the bill signed into law by President Bush in January 2006. This law was signed by President Obama on Friday.
“Congress’ renewal of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act re-asserts U.S. leadership in the effort to eradicate modern-day slavery, our greatest global human rights scourge. This is an important step toward freedom for the millions of women, men and children around the globe who are trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery each year.”
…David Abramowitz, director of the Alliance To End Slavery & Trafficking
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