TIP Heroes Global Network

“When we embrace our common humanity and stand up for the dignity of all people, we realize the vision of a world that is more caring and more just – a world free from slavery. That is the vision that inspired generations of abolitionists who have preceded us.” – Secretary John Kerry, Remarks at the Release of the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

TIP Global Heroes Network: State Department Partnership

Every year the United States Department of State releases a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The report details countries around the world and their compliance with anti-trafficking standards, assigning each country a rank and giving a detailed account of their efforts in the past year to combat human trafficking. Since 2004, the TIP Report has included a section in the beginning of the report honoring people as “Heroes Acting to End Modern Slavery.” This award has become more formalized over the years, and the awardees now come to the U.S.

Youth Action Against Modern-Day Slavery

You have raised my awareness…now what? One of biggest frustrations in the anti-trafficking movement is the idea that we, particularly youth and young adults, can’t do anything to significantly influence the fight against modern-day slavery. Our choice is either to do nothing – sinking into despair thinking we’re powerless – or to do what we can with what we have where we are. Every experience and decision leads to a different pathway, and these small life choices and acts build towards a bigger goal and vision.

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