Trafficking in Persons Report 2010: Partnership to protect our most vulnerable
Washington, June 14, 2010 — The Trafficking in Persons Report is an annual report released by the United States Government outlining worldwide trends in human trafficking, a human rights abuse that violates our basic values of freedom and opportunity, and disproportionately affects women and girls. Around the world, the United States is committed to working in partnership with governments to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent human trafficking. Here in Brazil, U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim recently signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen both countries’ pledge to protect women from violence, and U.S. Ambassador Thomas Shannon has recognized Maria da Penha for her efforts to combat domestic violence.