Statement by Ambassador Gingrich on 2019 Trafficking in Persons Hero Sister Gabriella Bottani

Statement by Ambassador Callista Gingrich on 2019 Trafficking in Persons Hero Sister Gabriella Bottani On behalf of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, I congratulate Sister Gabriella Bottani upon being honored as a 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Hero. Each year the U.S. Department of State produces the TIP Report, assessing the efforts ...
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President Donald J. Trump Is Fighting to Eradicate Human Trafficking

FACT SHEETS President Donald J. Trump Is Fighting to Eradicate Human Trafficking   LAW & JUSTICE Issued on: January 9, 2019 “This is an urgent humanitarian issue. My administration is committed to leveraging every resource we have to confront this threat, to support the victims and survivors, and to hold traffickers accountable for their heinous crimes.” Donald J. Trump ...
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Ivanka Trump’s Op-Ed on the Trump Administration’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

The Op-Ed by Ivanka Trump, who is an adviser to the President, highlights President Trump’s directive this week to “limit the number of national-interest waivers and restrict certain types of foreign assistance for nearly two dozen governments of countries identified as “Tier 3” by the State Department’s  Trafficking in Persons Report . The report, the world’s most comprehensive resource ...
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The Power of Heroes in the Fight against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, is a global crime that deprives millions around the world of their human dignity and freedom. Its victims are often lured with false promises by people they trust – including family members – and are forced into prostitution, debt bondage, domestic servitude, and  other forms of modern slavery. Human trafficking also compromises national ...
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U.S. official commends Catholic response to “Slavery at Sea”

Kari Johnstone, Principal Deputy Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, came to Rome to attend an advisory group meeting on maritime human trafficking. In media interviews with Catholic News Service, EWTN and Vatican Radio, she said the Pope’s engagement with the issue of human trafficking has positively impacted efforts to fight it, and she ...
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2016 Trafficking in Persons report released

This week, the U.S. State Department released the 2016 Trafficking in Persons report. The report details the challenges and strategies of combating human trafficking, as well as how well specific countries work to prevent trafficking and modern slavery. “If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report , it is the conviction that there is ...
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