Human Trafficking

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How the Amistad helped America live up to its ideals

The Amistad case helped dozens of Africans escape slavery and forced America to live up to its founding ideals. Read more about it here.
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Ending violence against women: A human rights imperative

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Learn how the U.S. is tackling this issue around the world.
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U.S. targets the stash houses of human smugglers

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has been finding and closing stash houses to protect migrants preyed upon by human smugglers.
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U.S. launches new center to fight human trafficking

Through the newly launched Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government will lead the global response to counter modern-day slavery.
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U.N. report cites atrocities for Venezuelans in mining area

A new report compiled by the U.N. reveals the extent of human rights abuses in Venezuela's Orinoco mining arc, from limb amputations to brutal killings.
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Honoring heroes in the fight against human trafficking

A State Department report details trends in human trafficking. Find out which countries are making progress to stop the practice.
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Human trafficking is a global epidemic [video]

Human trafficking affects 25 million people around the world today. Learn more about how to spot it in your community and help those in need.
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Gold mining in Venezuela rampant with human rights abuses

Venezuela's gold mines are controlled by armed groups who instill fear in communities and force miners to work at gunpoint.
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What you can do to stop human traffickers [video]

Governments, businesses, law enforcement and people around the world all have a role to play to fight human trafficking. Learn more.