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Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)

International Justice Mission (IJM) welcomes the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) by the 115th U.S. Congress. With leadership and support from both parties in the House of Representatives and Senate, the TVPA continues to support critical anti-trafficking work domestically and internationally.

“The U.S. has an irreplaceable role to play in deterring this crime,” said Tim Gehring, IJM Director of Global Policy and Partnerships. “The reauthorization of the TVPA guarantees that the funding will continue rescuing individuals from exploitation while simultaneously building justice systems globally so they can ultimately protect their citizens from trafficking.”

Originally authorized in 2000, the TVPA is the momentous human trafficking legislation that set forth the U.S. Government’s response to trafficking in persons both at home and abroad. Since then, it has been reauthorized five times in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013, and this most recent iteration in 2018.

“We are particularly pleased to see the bill include provisions that will strengthen the annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) produced by the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons,” continued Gehring. “The TIP Report is an exceptional tool to move governments to take concrete actions to protect their citizens from trafficking and exploitation.”

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International Justice Mission is the leading international anti-slavery organization working in 18 offices in 11 countries across the developing world to combat slavery, trafficking, and other forms of violence against the poor by rescuing and restoring victims, holding perpetrators accountable, and transforming broken public justice systems.

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