Boys play in UNICEF supported program Sierra Leone
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Take advocacy action against human and child trafficking

UNICEF works in more than 150 countries to help children survive and to protect them from violence, exploitation, and abuse. To combat child trafficking, UNICEF strives to reduce factors that place children and families at risk in the first place. In June 2017, Senators Grassley (R-IA), Cornyn (R-TX), Feinstein (D-CA), and Klobuchar (D-MN), introduced key legislation that would build upon the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act would enhance federal efforts to address child trafficking. S. 1311 and S. 1312 create new protections for human trafficking victims, help ensure prosecutions for perpetrators, and strengthen systems to prevent human trafficking from occurring in the first place.

Fantastic News! The Senate passed this anti-trafficking legislation on September 11, 2017. Take this time to thank them for their efforts.

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