Slavery and Human Trafficking. Is there a difference? July 2020
DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000!
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of
the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. In
commemoration, the Department of State declares 2020 the year of “Freedom First,”
in recognition that human dignity, autonomy, and freedom are essential
to the exercise of our rights and liberties. Delivering on unfulfilled
promises of freedom for the millions of people whom traffickers exploit
must remain a first priority for us all.
2020 Trafficking In Persons Report
On June 25th, the Honorable Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary
of State of the United States, released the 2020 Trafficking in Persons
Report, marking the 20th Trafficking in
Persons (TIP) Report, or the TIP Report. This annual TIP Report,
issued by the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat
Trafficking In Persons, is the U.S. Government’s principal
diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It
is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental
anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment
to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement
NEW Human Trafficking Infographic
The DHS Blue Campaign adapted its original “What Is Human
Trafficking?” infographic into a print-friendly8.5x11design.
This updated design is available for download in Englishand
provides an overview of the crime, types of trafficking, and what you
can do to learn more and report. The infographic can be posted in
offices and community spaces or shared online via social media or
newsletters. In addition to the printable resources, Blue Campaign infographic videos in
English and Spanish can be downloaded and
Faith and Community Toolkit on Human Trafficking
DHS Blue Campaignand the DHS Center for Faith and
Opportunity Initiatives developed theFaith-Based and Community Toolkit,a human trafficking resource for the faith community. This
toolkit provides tips and resources to engage houses of worship and the
community to help raise awareness of human trafficking and how to be
trauma responsive to the needs of victims or those vulnerable to harm.
The Toolkit is available in both English and Spanish.