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