Anti-Slavery Experts and Advocates to Provide Reaction and Commentary on 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report; First-Time U.S. Ranking; Situation in Haiti

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On Monday, June 14, the U.S. government will release its annual assessment of the phenomenon of human trafficking around the world. In a call with media immediately following the report’s release, leading experts and advocates engaged in the movement to stop human trafficking and modern-day slavery will provide expert reaction and informed response to the report’s content and conclusions.

On Monday, June 14, the U.S. government will release its annual assessment of the phenomenon of human trafficking around the world. In a call with media immediately following the report’s release, leading experts and advocates engaged in the movement to stop human trafficking and modern-day slavery will provide expert reaction and informed response to the report’s content and conclusions.

Anticipated highlights from the 2010 U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report include the first-ever self-assessment of trafficking in the United States. The report will also include an assessment of the problem of human trafficking in post-earthquake Haiti, as well as additional insight into emerging global human trafficking trends.

Human trafficking is one of the most profitable criminal industries in the world, among the illicit trade of drugs weapons. There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today—more than at any time in history.
This event is hosted by the Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST), a coalition of leading U.S.-based anti-slavery and trafficking organizations. ATEST is a project of Humanity United, a California-based philanthropic organization that seeks to build peace and advance human freedom.

TIME: 1:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 14, 2010

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Kevin Bales, Founder, Free the Slaves
Siddharth Kara, Author, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
Justin Dillon, Director and Producer, CALL + RESPONSE

Additional experts will be on the call and available for comment, including Kay Buck, Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking; Brad Myles, Polaris Project; and others.

The call will be moderated by David Abramowitz, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Humanity United.

DIAL-IN: 866.551.3680 (U.S.) | +1.212.401.6760 (Int’l) | Passcode: 4754529#

Materials and expert contact information are available upon RSVP. Transcripts and a recording of the call will be available on Tuesday, June 15. The briefing is for professional, working media only, please. RSVP is requested by Monday, June 14 -- please send to Julia Thornton at Julia(at)humanityunited(dot)org or Vanessa Parra at VParra(at)humanityunited(dot)org.

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