June 26, 2023
Every year, the U.S. Department of State produces a report on Trafficking in Persons. The report aims to engage and inform foreign governments about human trafficking, as well as spread awareness on the prevalence of the issue. This year, the report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of human trafficking around the world and the tools we are using to strengthen our response and coordination.
It features stories from survivors, emerging trends and tactics, and provides recommendations for how we can better work together to address this crime.
“The pages that follow is an immediate callto action. Tackling a global problem like trafficking requires a global coalition, one that cuts across government, business, and civil society. By sharing resources and information, we can better equip front-line stakeholders to track and respond to evolving trafficking trends. By partnering with survivors, we can better establish trauma-informed anti-trafficking policies and strategies. And by leveraging technology, we can better address the nexus between finance and human trafficking and better detect online exploitation.” –Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State
As we work to strengthen our partnerships and learn more from survivors with lived experience, reports like this a fundamental for joining forces to combat this issue.