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  • Working Together to Combat Human Trafficking

    The first-ever White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking brings 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.

  • Receiving Advisory Council Recommendations to End Human Trafficking

    The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships recommendations for combatting human trafficking demonstrate the commitment of a distinguished set of civic leaders to strengthen and expand partnerships with government to end the scourge of modern-day slavery.

  • Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery

    President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships presents a report of recommendations on how together we can scale our partnerships to counter modern-day slavery.

  • Doubling Down on the Fight against Human Trafficking

    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.

  • Highlighting Inclusion, Diversity and Human Rights at the Special Olympics World Winter Games

    The Secretary of Agriculture is leading the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

  • Meeting with Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia

    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.

  • Fighting Human Trafficking in Cambodia

    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.

  • Supporting Human Rights in Burma

    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.

  • What You Missed: White House Hangout on Combating Human Trafficking

    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.

  • Join a Live Video Chat on Combating Human Trafficking

    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.