2022 Trafficking in Persons Report

The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons has released their annual Trafficking in Persons Report for 2022. This year’s edition provides a special focus on perspectives of survivors, acknowledging their important role in combatting human trafficking, and engaging their advice and efforts.

Many survivors have overcome real and serious challenges and made remarkable strides forward, such as pursuing advanced degrees and founding NGOs [non-governmental organizations] that advance anti-trafficking priorities. In response to survivors’ advocacy efforts, the global anti-trafficking community has taken tangible steps toward more meaningful survivor engagement. Governments, anti-trafficking organizations, and private sector entities are now developing strategies and creating opportunities to build more meaningful working relationships with survivors.

Noteworthy sections in the report discuss impacts of the climate crisis, forced labor in the pathway towards clean energy, and the role of governments participating in or contributing to the problem.  Throughout, the report offers guidance and potential solutions to overcoming this continued humanitarian crisis.

An accessible version of this report is forthcoming from the Department of State.


For more information on topics related to this piece, please see past Trafficking in Person Reports or the Homeland Security Digital Library’s general resources on Human Trafficking.             

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