21st Century Slavery. 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report. U.S. Dept of State.
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Trafficking in Persons Report
"Human trafficking is
one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters
families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs
other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and
"But worst of all, the
crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That's why we
must pursue an end to the scourge of human trafficking.
"Today we take another
key step towards that goal. The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report highlights
the successes achieved and the remaining challenges before us on this
important global issue." – Rex W. Tillerson,
Secretary of State