Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST)

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

Multiple agencies work together to get human traffickers off Florida streets – WJXT News4JAX
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Multiple agencies work together to get human traffickers off Florida streets – WJXT News4JAX

Florida Lieutenant Governor, Jeanette Nunes, spoke about the dangers of human trafficking on Monday. “Often times these crimes are hidden in plain sight,” Nunes said. Colonel Gene Spaulding with, FHP, said there has been an increase in human trafficking. “Florida has seen an uptick in human smuggling cases specifically we continue to see the drug…

Egyptian gets 3 years for sexually assaulting minor girls
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Egyptian gets 3 years for sexually assaulting minor girls

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Monday sentenced a prominent businessman to three years in prison for sexually assaulting seven minor girls in an orphanage he founded, the state-run news agency reported. The Cairo Criminal Court also ordered Mohamed el-Amin, a pro-government tycoon who founded several Egyptian media outlets, to pay a fine of 200,000…

ATEST Urges Quick Confirmation of Cindy Dyer as Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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ATEST Urges Quick Confirmation of Cindy Dyer as Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) applauds President Biden’s recent nomination of Cindy Dyer to direct the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), with the rank of Ambassador at Large. We urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the full Senate to quickly confirm her nomination.

Jury Convicts Midlothian Family Members of Conspiracy to Commit Forced Labor
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Jury Convicts Midlothian Family Members of Conspiracy to Commit Forced Labor

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal jury today convicted three members of a Midlothian, Virginia household on charges pertaining to forced labor. Zahida Aman, 80, was convicted of conspiracy to commit forced labor, forced labor, and document servitude. Mohammed Rehan Chaudhri, 48, was convicted of conspiracy to commit forced labor and forced labor. Mohammad Nauman Chaudhri,…

ATEST Endorses Key Bills to Reauthorize and Strengthen Federal Anti-Trafficking Programs
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ATEST Endorses Key Bills to Reauthorize and Strengthen Federal Anti-Trafficking Programs

WASHINGTON — The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is pleased to announce its endorsement of four bills that will reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). The bills each address different components of U.S. anti-trafficking policy and will progress U.S. government efforts to combat the scourge of labor and sex trafficking both inside…

ATEST Testifies to House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on Ways to Plug Gaps in U.S. Anti-trafficking Programs
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ATEST Testifies to House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on Ways to Plug Gaps in U.S. Anti-trafficking Programs

April 27, 2022 • 8:37 am • Terry FitzPatrick ATEST is was well represented at Wednesday’s herring of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Speakers at the session included: ATEST Director Terry FitzPatrick (see written testimony here) ATEST member organization Human Trafficking Legal Center Founder and President Martina Vandenberg (see written…

ATEST Advocates for $1.3 Billion in Federal Funding to Combat Human Trafficking and its Root Causes
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ATEST Advocates for $1.3 Billion in Federal Funding to Combat Human Trafficking and its Root Causes

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is asking Congress for substantial increases in federal appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023 to combat human trafficking inside the U.S. and around the world.

ATEST Expands as Two Organizations Join the Alliance
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ATEST Expands as Two Organizations Join the Alliance

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is pleased to announce that Covenant House and the Human Trafficking Legal Center have recently joined the alliance. These innovative organizations bring invaluable expertise in youth programming and survivor support to ATEST.

ATEST Recommendations on Improving Racial Equity in Federal Anti-Trafficking Programs
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ATEST Recommendations on Improving Racial Equity in Federal Anti-Trafficking Programs

Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government Docket Number