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Combatting Human Trafficking

Maintaining Our Commitment to Combatting Human Trafficking

January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and while the month has past, I want to take a moment to reaffirm our dedication to protecting victims of human trafficking and bringing their perpetrators to justice.

S&T Combatting Human Trafficking Using Social Science

S&T is incorporating social science research into DHS’s counter-human trafficking approach through two foundational projects: (1) the Counter-human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Foundational Effort and (2) the Human Trafficking System Analysis and Technology Roadmap.

Combatting Human Trafficking Through Social Science Fact Sheet

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) seeks to address the growing problem of human trafficking through social science-based research. Through operationally relevant, end-user focused applied social and behavioral science research, S&T strives to enable, inform, and assist operational partners, decision makers, and policy makers in lessening the human and monetary costs of human trafficking. S&T has embarked on two unique efforts to support this goal: (1) the Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Foundational Effort and (2) the Human Trafficking System Analysis and Technology Roadmap.

DHS Blue Lightning Initiative Hosts Stakeholder Summit

On November 27, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign hosted a Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) Stakeholder Summit in Washington, DC, to further its effort to combat human trafficking in the aviation industry. The BLI is an element of the Blue Campaign, led by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and DHS Component Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Readout from Secretary Nielsen's Trip to Australia for the Five Country Ministerial

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Australia for the Five Country Ministerial.  During the Ministerial, Secretary Nielsen met with senior security officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to discuss persistent and emerging threats and how the “Five Eyes” nations can work jointly to thwart them.

Department Of Homeland Security Statement on President Donald J. Trump Signing the Blue Campaign Authorization Act

Department Of Homeland Security Statement on President Donald J. Trump Signing the Blue Campaign Authorization Act

President Donald J. Trump signed the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017, which will help combat human trafficking as well as protect victims of this crime. This legislation will officially authorize for the first time the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, which is the unified voice for DHS efforts to combat and raise awareness regarding human trafficking.

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