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Humanity United and a coalition of 19 human rights organizations, known as the Prevention & Protection Working Group, marked the board’s one-year anniversary by applauding President Obama and the administration’s commitment to prevent mass atrocities.
However, we also noted several recommendations for implementation—which were highlighted in Wednesday’s article in The Hill. Find a link to the article, full text of the letter, and commentary from HU's Mary Stata after the jump.
Friday at 2 p.m. Eastern: Humanity United and USAID will host a Google+ Hangout with leading human rights and technology experts, who will speak about the future of human rights and technology. The panel of Tech Challenge judges and winners will discuss intersections with the greatest promise, as well as some of the main challenges in the field. This is also a chance for potential challengers to ask questions about the final competitions, which are now live.
House Passes Key Anti-Trafficking Legislation Within Violence Against Women Act
More than a year after it expired, the cornerstone of U.S. anti-human-trafficking law is now heading to President Obama under the Violence to Protect Women Act.
Ten years ago, attacks in the Darfur region of Sudan set off escalating violence that led to declarations that genocide was being perpetrated on the Darfuri people. Many thousands died and millions were displaced.
Today, human rights groups around the world are recalling the beginning of this terrible crisis and demanding that the Secretary General, the U.N. Security Council, and the the African Union take urgent and meaningful action to end the suffering of the people in Darfur and throughout Sudan.
After two years of trying to renew cornerstone legislation for U.S. anti-human-trafficking efforts, the Senate finally did it: The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 was added as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act earlier today.
Today, Humanity United's Peter Rundlet, a vice president on the Investment team, joined several human advocates to the Oval Office to witness President Obama's signing of the Rewards for Justice Bill.
Learn more after the jump.
Between two blockbuster movies bringing slavery back into the nation’s dialogue, the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and increasing commitment by the Obama Administration to take meaningful action, Human Trafficking Awareness Day commands a more urgent tone this year.
Today, Humanity United's Vice President of Policy & Government Relations spoke in Washington, D.C. at the launch of the Department of Labor's new toolkit for businesses, "Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses."
The guide is the first to be developed by the U.S. government to help businesses combat child labor and forced labor in their global supply chains.
Today, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) – a Humanity United-supported coalition of U.S.-based human rights organizations – released a roadmap for the second-term Obama Administration to follow as it works to fulfill its commitment to eliminate modern-day slavery, including 75 recommendations for the White House and the relevant federal agencies.