The United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking unveiled its first annual report on October 18, 2016. The full Report may be accessed on www.state.gov/j/tip, under the heading, “U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Annual Report 2016”. Two links allow public access to HTML and PDF versions.
The Report contains background on types of human trafficking, alongside recommended actions. Recommendations include support for victims, campaigns to raise public awareness, and possible grants. The PDF version contains images not included in the HTML. In the PDF, the report Introduction starts on page 10, with many images and about 12 pages with text before the Conclusion on page 24.
The Report was written by eleven members, all of whom were appointed by President Obama in December 2015 to serve on the first U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Each member is a survivor of human trafficking, and together they represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.
The Council was established by the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act in May 2015 and provides a formal platform for trafficking survivors to advise and make recommendations on federal anti-trafficking policies to the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.