The Fight Against Human Trafficking
Representative Royce is a long-time advocate for the empowerment of women and fights to protect their rights. As a champion for the victims of human trafficking, Rep. Royce voted for passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act to protect victims by requiring traffickers to be treated as violent criminals for purposes of pre-trial release, monitoring, and detention. It also recognizes child pornography production as a form of human trafficking and ensures that victims have access to crucial support services. The President later signed this bill into law. As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Royce also oversaw passage of three pieces of anti-trafficking legislation by the Committee last year. He authored H.R. 400, the Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act, an anti-trafficking measure to ensure U.S. tax dollars do not support human trafficking among the thousands of foreign workers the U.S. government employs overseas. In 2013, Chairman Royce launched a Human Trafficking Congressional Advisory Committee (HTCAC) to address human trafficking concerns, as well as offer policy recommendations. The HTCAC is comprised of victims’ rights groups, local and federal law enforcement agencies, and community advocates, and is actively working to combat human trafficking in Southern California.
Chairman Royce Speaks in Support of Anti-Trafficking Legislation on the House Floor
Chairman Royce Supports the Efforts of Women to End Conflict and Violence
Orange County and Los Angeles County Anti-Trafficking Resources
What Is Human Trafficking? - The Facts and FAQs
What Can I Do About Human Trafficking?
How Do I Get Involved with the Fight Against Human Trafficking?
Anti-Trafficking Resources for the Hospitality Industry
National Anti-Human Trafficking Organizations
International Justice Mission