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Mar 03

Combating Human Trafficking: Evaluating the Roles of Government and Civil Society

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Sex trafficking, labor trafficking, debt bondage, and other severe forms of human trafficking are estimated to affect more than 35 million men, women, and children worldwide. While the U.S. government has led the global fight against human trafficking over the past decade, Washington could do more to focus foreign policy attention and resources on this widespread problem. But governments alone cannot tackle human trafficking. Without the cooperation and coordinated efforts of non-governmental organizations, multi-national corporations, and civil society, human trafficking will continue to flourish.

The Heritage Foundation in partnership with The McCain Institute is pleased to host a discussion on the future of combating human trafficking abroad. During the event, The Heritage Foundation will launch a new report on combating human trafficking in Asia.

More About the Speakers

Cindy McCain
Human Trafficking Advisory Council, The McCain Institute 

Holly Burkhalter
Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy, International Justice Mission

Tom Kelly
Deputy Vice President for the Department of Policy and Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Olivia Enos
Research Assistant, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Concluding Remarks
The Honorable Chris Smith (R-NJ)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives

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Lisa Curtis Lisa Curtis

Senior Research Fellow Read More