Movin’ on up! And those that moved down in the 2011 TIP Report

This year’s TIP Report includes country narratives on 184 countries, featuring seven new profiles on Aruba, Curacao, Marshall Islands, St. Lucia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. One of the most notable components of the TIP Report is the tier placements, and of course everyone wants to know how their country measured up this year. The [...]

Part II: The Trafficking Victims Protection Act 2011 – The Time for Reauthorization Is Now

The release of the TIP Report highlights the necessity of passing the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA). On June 29, 2011, Senators Leahy, Kerry, and Brown introduced the 2011 TVPRA bill, building on the momentum of the TIP Report release a few days earlier.

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Part I: TIP Report and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act – Bridging the Connections

Human trafficking remains a pervasive problem in the United States. The U.S. State Department included analysis of the U.S. government in the TIP Report for the first time in 2010, and the U.S. has retained its Tier 1 ranking in the 2011 report.  As part of achieving a Tier 1 ranking in [...]

The TIP Report: Who’s keeping track of what’s happening at home in the U.S.?

The U.S. State Department’s Annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report was released on Monday, June 27, 2011. If you didn’t have time to read the full report, check out this quick summary of findings on the 2010 Interactive World Map of Tier Placements. We’re anxiously awaiting the 2011 interactive world map.

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