The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States’ global engagement against human trafficking. This office produces an annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report which gauges progress in achieving anti-trafficking goals, and identifies recent trafficking trends to support the global fight against the phenomenon.
On June 1, the Consulate hosted a human trafficking prevention workshop at the YWCA, to bring together American and Canadian specialists working on this important issue, including local NGOs who provide services and assist victims, law enforcement officers, and researchers. Participants exchanged best practices for preventing and raising awareness of human trafficking. The focus was especially on prevention in the context of major sporting events, which have demonstrated alarming trends of increased trafficking cases.