Holly's News From Washington: A New Child Protection Compact

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: CPCA, #EndSlaveryAct April 27, 2017

On April 11, the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announced that the governments of the U.S. and the Philippines had signed a Child Protection Compact: a multi-year plan to increase prevention, protection and prosecution of perpetrators of cybersex trafficking of children. The TIP Office will provide $3.5 million over two to four years, and the government of the Philippines committed $800,000. 

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Holly's News From Washington

by Holly Burkhalter / Topic: Holly's News, CPCA, Advocacy Summit February 18, 2015
News from Washington We celebrated here at IJM when Undersecretary Sarah Sewall announced to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 11th that the U.S. Government has chosen Ghana to be the first Child Protection Compact Act focus country!  IJM and our supporters around the U.S. have been working since 2009 to secure this new approach for U.S. Read More

Determined to make a difference: Rain or shine!

by Clara Campbell / Topic: Advocacy Summit, Advocates, Capitol Hill, H.R.2283, CPCA July 1, 2014
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#Selfie might have been the word of the year in 2013, but #selfless should be a front-runner for 2014, at least in terms of IJM advocates. On June 9 – 10, I was incredibly inspired by the time I spent with the people who flew in for the IJM Advocacy Summit. Giving of their personal time and resources to come and speak up for some of the most vulnerable people in our world, almost 300 men and women gathered in Washington, DC, and headed to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staff.

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