Secretary Clinton to Release Annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report
On Tuesday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m., Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will unveil the 2012 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State. As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the TIP Report assesses governments around the world on their efforts to combat modern slavery. The 12th annual TIP Report includes narratives of 186 countries and territories. At the rollout event, Secretary Clinton will also honor the 2012 TIP Heroes, men and women whose personal efforts have made an extraordinary difference in the global fight against modern slavery. The event will be attended by members of the diplomatic corps, nongovernmental and international organization representatives, and anti-trafficking activists, including actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.
There is no need to travel very far to encounter cases of modern-day slavery. Although the phenomenon is hard to measure in Europe, the European Commission speaks of “hundreds of thousands of cases” in a communication, published on 19 June, and…
Yahoo is putting hotline resources on its results page whenever key human trafficking terms are searched. (Yahoo / June 18, 2012)
By Michelle Maltais
June 18, 2012, 3:21 p.m.
As more attention is being paid to children and their safety online, a new initiative joining State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, Yahoo and the Polaris Project is targeting modern slavery.