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.”
Ameena Saeed Hasan, a 2016 TIP Report Hero from Iraq, was recognized for her courageous efforts on behalf of the Yezidi religious minority in northern Iraq. “Each of us has the capacity to make a difference on the ground,” she said. Parosha Chandran, from the United Kingdom, added: “Don’t close your eyes to modern slavery. It is what the traffickers want.”
During their IVLP exchange, the TIP Report Heroes meet with local American individuals and organizations committed to anti-human trafficking efforts. These relationships create the networks between the United States and countries around the world that will help end modern slavery.
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