The 2011 TVPRA has been introduced in the House – Support it today!

The 2011 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) was introduced in the House yesterday – so it’s important now more than ever to keep pressure on our Representatives to pass this vital legislation! The TVPRA is one of the cornerstones of the United States’ anti-trafficking efforts, and represents a ray of hope for any man, woman, or child who is trafficked.

Initially signed into law in 2000, the Act must be reauthorized every few years. The current TVPRA expires on September 30, and it is critical that the reauthorization be signed before this date to ensure that the United States keeps up a consistent and comprehensive approach to fighting human trafficking. This act will protect victims in cases such as this one, where a man forced a sixteen-year-old girl into prostitution, keeping her starving in motels and beating her to ensure she would not escape.

World Vision has declared that if the Act is not signed, efforts to fight against human trafficking will end on October 1. The pressure is on to ensure that Congress knows that this bill needs to be authorized. We need your help to ensure that this happens.

Here’s what you can do right now to help support the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act:

1. Keep following the blog and Polaris Project’s Twitter and Facebook page for updated information on the bill’s progress.

2. Use social media to your advantage – read our how to guide related to the Senate version of this bill.

3. Share this blog post with a friend.

 

2 comments to The 2011 TVPRA has been introduced in the House – Support it today!

  • Polaris Project is the first organization to start the fight against “Human Trafficking” and “Child Labor”. I am an advocate for this organization. They are doing wonderful things. This is where I learned a lot as to what “Human Trafficking, Buying and Selling of Children/Humans really means and the details of what most do not believe possible. Well, you can all learn the horrific details right here on Polaris Projects website.

  • Fran Ginter

    Polaris Project is one of the most important advocates of Human Trafficking. I was so inspired I created a program for grades 7-12 school programs to teach awareness. Later I will start on Kindergarten thru sixth grade.