Human Trafficking

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U.S. outlines Iran’s cruelty in human rights

The latest Human Rights Report from the U.S. reveals the Iranian regime commits human-rights abuses as a routine matter of government policy.
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Police work together to catch human traffickers

Learn how a State Department training program in Budapest helped law enforcement officials in Georgia stop human traffickers.
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Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it happens everywhere — possibly in your neighborhood. Learn what you can do to stop it.
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Combating global slavery: A new approach

Governments, businesses, civil society, and activists came together at the United Nations to address the scourge of human trafficking.
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Melania Trump pays somber visit to Ghana slave fortress

Melania Trump says she'll never forget her visit to a 17th-century slave-trading fortress in Ghana. She's in Africa visiting four nations.
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U.S. youth observer to the U.N. raises awareness about human trafficking

In secondary school, Michael Scott Peters wrote a paper on the U.N. Now, years later, he wants to make his mark as the U.S. youth observer to the body.
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Ending human trafficking: A responsibility we all share

The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report examines modern-day slavery around the world in an effort to end what President Trump calls a "horrific problem."
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Outside North Korea, this defector found a new world

When she was 17, Lee Hyeonseo escaped into China while famine ravaged North Korea. After a decade of hiding, she now shares her story to raise awareness of other defectors.
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Truckers, flight attendants catch human traffickers on the move

People working in the transportation industry have a unique opportunity to report human trafficking as it happens. Now they're being trained to do that.