President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (PITF)


January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month



January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
President Obama recently declared January 2017 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In his proclamation, the President spoke of slavery’s role in U.S. history, and the continuing role it plays, saying “the injustice of modern slavery and human trafficking still tears at our social fabric.” The President also spoke… Read More

Agencies participate in Task Force to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking



Agencies participate in Task Force to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking
Today, the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) convened at the White House. This was the final cabinet-level meeting of the PITF during the Obama administration. The PITF reported on the progress made within four priority areas: rule of law, victim services, procurement and… Read More

State releases 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report



State releases 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
This month the State Department released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report. This is the 15th year the report has been published, and it is also the 15th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. On July 27, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah… Read More

Interagency task force reports on human trafficking



Interagency task force reports on human trafficking

The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons recently released their progress report on combating trafficking in persons. The report reviews their ten strategic objectives and addresses efforts made to combat the trafficking of persons...