A five-member group from Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Argentina, Mauritania, and Isreal participating in the program entitled Trafficking in Persons HEROES” visited the Off the StreetsSM program on June 26th to learn about the program. The visit was arranged through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council.
We were honored to have such a group visit. Each year, the Department of State honors individuals around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. These individuals are NGO workers, lawmakers, police officers, and concerned citizens who are committed to ending modern slavery. They are recognized for their tireless efforts despite resistance, opposition, and threats to their lives to protect victims, punish offenders, and raise awareness of ongoing criminal practices in their countries and abroad. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to personally honor these heroes at the release of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report at the Department of State.