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Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future & Promising Practices in International Programming

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Washington, DC
October 28, 2008

Panelists at the Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future  Promising Practices in International Programming roundtable: Eleanor Gaetan, State Dept.; Tuyet Duong, Boat People SOS; Richard Hoffman, Catholic Relief Services; Blair Burns, International Justice Mission.
Panelists (left to right): Eleanor Gaetan, State Dept.; Tuyet Duong, Boat People SOS; Richard Hoffman, Catholic Relief Services; Blair Burns, International Justice Mission.
Panelists at the Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future  Promising Practices in International Programming roundtable: Laura Lederer, State Dept.; Ruchira Gupta, Apne Aap Women Worldwide; Adeyemi Oshodi, World Hope International; Jesse Eaves, World Vision US.
Panelists (left to right): Laura Lederer, State Dept.; Ruchira Gupta, Apne Aap Women Worldwide; Adeyemi Oshodi, World Hope International; Jesse Eaves, World Vision US.

In honor of the eighth anniversary of the Authorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives and the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons hosted a roundtable, Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future & Promising Practices in International Programming on October 28, 2008.

This event was designed to survey and celebrate the international anti-trafficking programs and strategies implemented by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) since the beginning of the Bush Administration. Since the signing of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the original legislation that created the State Department Office and commissioned the Trafficking in Persons Annual Report, faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) have made significant strides in legal advocacy, aftercare (see Aftercare Fact Sheet), and education, implementing exemplary programs to fight modern day slavery. Through their established role in the community, FBCOs have mobilized resources and human capital to care for survivors in a unique and holistic manner.

Over the last 8 years, the U.S. Government and the NGO community have partnered together in order to collaborate and develop best practices. The role of FBCOs in this partnership should be lauded, and their best practices need to be taught to emerging heroes who desire to join the fight against modern day slavery. This roundtable served as an opportunity to celebrate the past, learn for the present, and plan for a future of justice, dignity, and hope – a day when slavery is no more.

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