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In the fight against human trafficking, why it is the TVPRA that matters.

©2011 Khaing Min Htoo/World Vision
A mother and her two daughters in Myanmar subject to human trafficking and forced to sell goods without pay.

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.

Read the NY Times editorial piece here.

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