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CAST at the United Nations

In advance of the first anniversary of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons (July 30), the United Nations invited CAST to a high-level meeting to discuss best practices. In a video-message, UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon noted CAST’s valuable contributions. CAST Legal and Policy Director Stephanie Richard addressed the General Assembly regarding the need for legal services in rebuilding survivors’ lives.

CAST Highlighted in Key Diplomatic Publication

CAST Highlighted in Key Diplomatic Publication

2014 TIP Heroes Met with CAST to Discuss the State of Trafficking in Our World

In late June, the U.S. State Department released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The TIP report is the world’s most comprehensive guide to the issue of human trafficking, providing detailed country profiles and a tiered ranking system that serves as a strategic diplomatic tool.

The theme of the... [more]

CAST Receives Presidential Award

CAST Receives Presidential Award

Secretary of State John Kerry presents CAST with Presidential Award at the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking    

     Washington, D.C. – April 8, 2014 – Los Angeles-based Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is the first non-profit organization to receive the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Secretary of State John Kerry presented a framed, engraved medallion to CAST at the beginning of the annual meeting... [more]

Action Alert: Strengthen the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act

Action Alert: Strengthen the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act

Action Alert: Ask your Representative or Senator to Cosponsor H.R. 1732 and S. 1823 "Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act"


Recent studies show that 60-80% of child sex trafficking victims in the United States have had prior contact with child welfare. However, these children are not being correctly identified as victims of human trafficking. Thus, they are not given the specialized assistance that can help them reclaim their lives. These findings are consistent with... [more]


National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

To kick off National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, CAST and Friends walked through Koreatown on behalf of the millions of people bought and sold for labor and sex each year.

Watch the clip below, which aired on Balitang America. The reporter starts in Tagalog, and continues in English.