On Wednesday, June 4, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice released the eighth annual Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report. This report includes 170 countries and is the most comprehensive report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons, a modern-day form of slavery.
“The goal of this report is to shine a light on recent accomplishments and encourage governments in their resolve to confront those who prey on the weakest and most vulnerable members of society,” writes Rice. “Together, we are confident that this modern, growing abolitionist movement will continue to rescue, rehabilitate, and restore the lives of those from whom so much has been taken.”
The report can be found at the U.S. Department of State website. For specific information about what the U.S. is doing to combat slavery within our borders, try the report compiled by the Department of Justice, found here.