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Posted byon March 7, 2013 at 3:15 PM EDT
As part of the bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, President Obama also signed into law the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), which reauthorizes the landmark legislation that provides critical support to law enforcement, victims support providers, and U.S. diplomats to fight modern slavery at home and abroad.
Posted byon January 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM EDT
The Secretary of Agriculture is leading the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Posted byon November 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM EDT
Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Power and U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William E. Todd meet with Cambodian human rights organizations to discuss the state of human rights and civil society in Cambodia.
Posted byon November 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM EDT
In Cambodia, Valerie Jarrett and Samantha Power meet with U.S. Ambassador William Todd, trafficking survivors, as well as some of our partners who are working to combat the crime.
Posted byon November 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM EDT
President Obama's policy approach to Burma has been to support reform and those championing it – an investment in Burma’s future that the President will personally reinforce later this month during his historic visit to Rangoon.
Posted byon September 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM EDT
Following President Obama's speech about his administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking, White House Administration Officials joined a live video chat to answer questions from the public.
Posted byon September 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM EDT
Join us on Thursday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. EDT, for a White House Google+ Hangout to learn more about the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking at home and abroad.
At First Meeting, President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Takes Up Issue of Human TraffickingPosted byon August 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM EDT
The issue of trafficking in persons and modern day slavery will be the focus of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. This year’s President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships held its first meeting Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31st at the White House. The Advisory Council is a group of diverse religious and non-profit leaders appointed to give recommendations to government on forming effective partnerships with faith-based and community groups.
Posted byon May 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT
A. Marisa Chun, Deputy Associate Attorney General, writes about the Department of Justice's work in combating human trafficking.
Posted byon March 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM EDT
A White House briefing for 165 Vietnamese Americans highlights the unity and diversity of the Vietnamese American community.