2014 Trafficking in Persons Report Released

Today, I attended the release of the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report at the State Department in Washington, DC. I came to Washington straight from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 221st General Assembly. The Assembly passed two pieces on Human Trafficking, one to prioritize companies that have signed the Code of Conduct to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children and a call from the Advisory Committee for Women’s Concerns to engage in a two-year study on human trafficking.

This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report quotes Secretary of State John Kerry,  “We have a responsibility to make this horrific and all-too-common crime a lot less common.” Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons says, “What trafficking victims endure is incomparable to what most of us confront in a lifetime and should put into context the small injustices and frustrations of our daily work and lives.” 

To read this year’s report, click here.

To learn more about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Human Trafficking Roundtable, click here.

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