Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of State released a vital report every year on the activities of over a hundred and fifty countries fighting human trafficking. The Trafficking in Persons Report is aimed at raising global awareness and assisting countries in understanding the weaknesses and strengths of their anti-trafficking efforts.

The country narratives provide information on the trafficking problem in nations around the world and give recommendations on strengthening their current methods of fighting this modern day form of slavery. The report examines the different forms of trafficking such as forced labor, debt bondage, involuntary servitude among migrant workers, involuntary domestic servitude, forced child labor, child soldiers, sex trafficking, the exploitation of children for immoral purposes.

The report also addresses the importance of protecting victims in an adequate and effective manner, placing a spotlight on the problem internationally to prevent a future generation of victims, and the importance of research and advocacy.

The goal of the report is to raise global awareness on the severity of the problem and spur the international community to take greater and more effective actions to counter trafficking in persons.

For more information on the most current report and to learn more about how The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is working to stop trafficking please visit