President Obama announced several new initiatives to combat human trafficking at the Eighth Annual Clinton Global Initiative. Among the efforts aimed squarely at addressing sex trafficking:
- Federal prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and immigration judges; commercial transportation officials, state and local law enforcement partners; and state workforce agencies and educators will be trained at better detecting trafficking and treating victims appropriately.
- A cross-disciplinary research partnership between The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and the Advisory Council on Child Trafficking will focus on the prevention of child sex trafficking and treatment for survivors.
- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Council on Women and Girls will convene advocates, law enforcement leaders, technology companies, and researchers to find innovative ways to identify victims of child sex trafficking and provide the help they need.
- Executive Order: Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts
- Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking Fact Sheet
- Executive Order Fact Sheet
- Full Text: President Obama’s Remarks to the Clinton Global Initiative
- Presidential Proclamation: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2012