Hillary Clinton writes op-ed against human trafficking

Munich, Germany, Dec. 11, 2008   Today’s Washington Post has an op-ed written by Secretary Clinton that calls on governments and organizations around the world to partner against human trafficking. She states: Trafficking weakens legitimate economies, breaks up families, fuels violence, threatens public health and safety, and shreds the social fabric that is necessary for ...

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Today's Washington Post has an op-ed written by Secretary Clinton that calls on governments and organizations around the world to partner against human trafficking. She states:

Trafficking weakens legitimate economies, breaks up families, fuels violence, threatens public health and safety, and shreds the social fabric that is necessary for progress. It undermines our long-term efforts to promote peace and prosperity worldwide. And it is an affront to our values and our commitment to human rights.

Munich, Germany, Dec. 11, 2008

Munich, Germany, Dec. 11, 2008
 

Today’s Washington Post has an op-ed written by Secretary Clinton that calls on governments and organizations around the world to partner against human trafficking. She states:

Trafficking weakens legitimate economies, breaks up families, fuels violence, threatens public health and safety, and shreds the social fabric that is necessary for progress. It undermines our long-term efforts to promote peace and prosperity worldwide. And it is an affront to our values and our commitment to human rights.

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The criminal networks that enslave millions of people cross borders and span continents. Our response must do the same. The United States is committed to building partnerships with governments and organizations around the world, to finding new and more effective ways to take on the scourge of human trafficking. We want to support our partners in their efforts and find ways to improve our own.

The op-ed appears one day after Clinton released the State Department’s annual “Trafficking in Persons Report.”

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Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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