"This Report is the sixth annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. It is intended to raise global awareness, to highlight the growing efforts of the international community to combat human trafficking and to encourage foreign governments to take effective actions to counter all forms of trafficking in persons. The Report has increasingly focused the efforts of a growing community of nations on sharing information and partnering in new and important ways. In assessing foreign governments' efforts, the TIP Report highlights the 'three P's'- prosecution, protection, and prevention. But a victim-centered approach to trafficking requires us equally to address the 'three R's'- rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The U.S. law that guides these efforts, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, makes clear from the outset that the purpose of combating human trafficking is to ensure just and effective punishment of traffickers, to protect their victims, and to prevent trafficking from occurring."
U.S. Dept. of State: http://www.state.gov/