In the fight against human trafficking, why it is the TVPRA that matters.
In the fight against human trafficking, sometimes it can feel like a roller coaster. Following the news you hear the positive- about arrests made, state laws passed and most recently, that the Obama administration has formed a task force to fight human trafficking. All of these are excellent. However, there is also a downside. The 2011 reathorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) has expired.
The TVPRA seems to be a piece that gets lost in the shuffle. Women of Vision has done a fantastic job bringing the TVPRA to the attention of law makers. Last week there was a New York Times editorial piece on the key role the TVPRA plays. It is important to know why your voice matters.