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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

US Senate Passes Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) - Adds as Amendment to Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday, February 12th, 95-3 to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), one of the most important tools for the United States against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The TVPA expired in September of 2011, placing critical anti-trafficking efforts at risk that includes support to law enforcement and services for survivors. To further support this important act, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) recommended the TVPA reauthorization as an amendment to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senators voted 78-22 in favor of reauthorization for the VAWA, bolstering the impact of the TVPA as an important legislation against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Source: ECPT-USA

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