Human Traffic Watch

January 11, 2013: A call-in day to end child trafficking

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Social Justice on January 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

On January 11, we are joining together to call on Congress to take leadership in the fight against global child trafficking.

No more congressional inaction

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) — the cornerstone of all U.S. efforts to combat modern-day slavery — created the first comprehensive federal law to address modern-day slavery in the United States and around the world.

This law works to prevent trafficking, protect survivors, and prosecute offenders. Every few years, the law needs to be reauthorized, allowing innovations and improvements to be added to adapt to the changing nature of human trafficking and tactics of traffickers.

In 2003, 2005, and 2008, the reauthorization passed Congress unanimously. But on October 1, 2011, this important piece of legislation, the largest piece of anti-trafficking legislation in U.S. history, expired as a result of congressional inaction and partisanship.

Act now

January 11 is Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Join us as we call on Congress to reintroduce and immediately pass the TVPRA.

Call your members of Congress on January 11 or before, and urge them to support the reintroduction and swift passage of the TVPRA. Use our call form to look up the phone numbers of your members, preview a recommended call script, and log your call with us.

Source: World Vision

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