The TIP Report Heroes are honored each year in Washington, D.C. during the release of the Trafficking in Persons Report. They then travel across the United States on the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to work with the United States’ global partners and end trafficking. In 2019, the Heroes will travel to cities across the United States to meet with civil rights and legal counterparts.
The program allows them to build networks and share ideas with other local leaders. These collaborations lead to new action plans and better responses to human trafficking in the United States and around the world.
TIP Heroes Today
Agnes de Coll, a 2019 TIP Hero, said “ "May 7th- I receive a message every year. On May 7th, the anniversary of her freedom. After being a domestic slave and a sex slave for 8 years, we walked away from the police together to start her life. I was there to help and she was there to be my TIP hero.