Yesterday, President Obama spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting about his administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking and made it clear that the United States will continue to be a leader in this global movement to fight modern slavery.
The Obama Administration has developed and began executing a comprehensive strategy that includes expanding our interagency task force to include more federal partners, and devoting more resources to identifying and going after trafficking networks. Additionally, the U.S. has strengthened protections so foreign-born workers know their rights.
But with more than 20 million victims of human trafficking around the world there’s much more we have to do.
Want to learn more about the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking at home and abroad? Join us on Thursday, September 27th at 12:00 p.m. EDT, for a White House Google+ Hangout with Assistant to the President, Chief of Staff to the First Lady and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, Tina Tchen, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs, Samantha Power and leaders from the NGO and faith communities who play an important role in the global movement in the fight against modern slavery. Joshua DuBois, Special Assistant to President Obama and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will moderate the conversation.
Here are the details:
In case you missed it, check out President Obama's speech at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting yesterday: