TIP Heroes Honored for Fighting Modern Slavery

June 28, 2018

Slavery still exists today in the form of human trafficking, but there are heroes among us who tirelessly work to put an end to this modern day atrocity. Ultimately, everyone has a role in ending human trafficking. Once a year, the Department of State honors those who go above and beyond in devoting their life to ending it. These Trafficking in Person (TIP) Heroes are NGO workers, lawmakers, police officers, and concerned citizens who fight day in and day out to save lives from human trafficking.

The TIP Heroes program is run through the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and seeks to work with the United States’ global partners to end human trafficking. The heroes are honored in Washington, D.C. before traveling the United State to meet with activists and local and legal groups.

The tour allows them to share ideas on how to end human trafficking and to educate others on how we, as a global community, should respond to it. By forging these relationships between the heroes and local groups, a network between the United States and other countries is established to end modern slavery.

TIP Heroes Today

Boom Mosby, a 2017 TIP Report Hero from Thailand, believes that “in the end, when facing the evil of human trafficking, we are all confronted with a choice: do nothing, or do something.” She stated that “when looking at this choice, I call upon the government, leadership, and ordinary citizens of every country, to follow our Late King’s example, and look after their people as their children.”

Follow the Heroes on social media with #EndTrafficking.