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Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM EST
Today, from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama delivered a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Posted byon October 25, 2013 at 8:54 AM EST
Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya argues that protecting and promoting the human rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government.
Posted byon September 25, 2013 at 11:38 AM EST
There is more work to do, but we’ve made great strides in support of the Obama Administration's commitment to lead the fight against human trafficking, which was announced one year ago at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.
Posted byon September 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM EST
Last year, President Obama articulated an ambitious and multifaceted agenda to combat human trafficking in his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative. This week, the Administration took two important steps to advance that agenda.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM EST
The White House hosts NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the situation and confer on how the United States – in concert with partners and allies around the world – can help end the violence and support South Sudan’s continued democratic development.
Posted byon June 27, 2013 at 3:30 PM EST
In Senegal, President Obama meets with President Mackey Sall, discusses the importance of the rule of law with regional judicial leaders, and visits Goree Island
Posted byon June 5, 2013 at 9:46 AM EST
Today, the Department of Homeland Security launched a redesigned Blue Campaign to combat human trafficking.
Posted byon May 9, 2013 at 4:22 PM EST
Yesterday, I was honored to attend the 7th Annual Pearls of Purpose Gala hosted by FAIRgirls. FAIR stands for Free, Aware, Inspired, and Restored, and it works to prevent the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education.
Posted byon May 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM EST
Posted byon April 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM EST
Yesterday, we hosted the first-ever White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. The event brought together leaders from government, the private sector, advocates and survivors, faith leaders, law enforcement, and academia to talk about what we can do, together, to end human trafficking. We took time to honor the stories and lives of brave survivors.