State Department 2021: Trafficking In Persons Report Highlights Impact of Misinformation and Covid-19 on Human Trafficking

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Saturday, July 17, 2021
Author: 
Marwah Adhoob
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of State released the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) that documents the global effort towards combating human trafficking.

 

In the Report’s opening remarks, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that

 “Through this Report, we call on governments to join the United States in improving our collective efforts to address human trafficking comprehensively. Doing so requires us to mitigate harmful practices and policies that cause socioeconomic or political vulnerabilities that traffickers often prey on.”[1]

 



[1] United States Department of State, 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report - United States of America, July 1 2021 , available at: https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/TIP_Report_Final_20210701.pdf.