New Report to Help Most Vulnerable Workers—Modern-Day Slaves

01 May 2013 | Angela Glover Blackwell
New Report to Help Most Vulnerable Workers—Modern-Day Slaves
Above: PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell, second from right, with other members of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. April 2013. Photo courtesy Joseph Gidjunis

Last month, PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell had the honor of participating in President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The Council produced a report, Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-Day Slavery, which provides recommendations for combating human trafficking so that all people can live and work with dignity:

  • The Obama Administration lead the effort to elevate and bring to scale the fight against modern-day slavery and home and abroad;
  • The Obama Administration lead the effort to eliminate slave labor in the purchase and consumption of goods and services;
  • The federal government elevate anti-trafficking work at the agency level;
  • The White House convene a National Summit to raise awareness and inspire action to combat modern-day slavery;
  • The Obama Administration develop and announce a National Call to Action for civil society to increase and align efforts to eradicate modern-day slavery;
  • The Obama Administration produce a toolkit on how religious and community-based organizations can learn more about and take steps to join the fight against trafficking;
  • The Obama Administration work with the Ad Council to create a public awareness campaign on how to spot and report signs of trafficking;
  • The Obama Administration designate the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Hotline as the primary national human trafficking hotline promoted to the public;
  • U.S. Embassies and USAID Missions work with civil society leaders to develop comprehensive strategies to combat human trafficking; and
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service create a pilot partnership to place national service members in Mayors’ offices to help map and coordinate local responses to human trafficking.

Read the full report for details!

May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is a perfect opportunity to get informed and take action. So share with your networks, and leave us a comment to let us know what you think!

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