About the Author: Talley Sergent is a Public Affairs Officer in the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Every day, in every country and culture in the world, someone suffers from the human rights abuse of trafficking in persons. What is this scourge and why should it matter to you, your community, and the world?
Well, that's why the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is utilizing a 21st Century Statecraft tool to reach audiences around the globe to highlight what Secretary Clinton calls a modern form of slavery. These online videos are a way for you to learn more about human trafficking as well as provide ways for you to get involved.
Building on key partnerships, the United States looks to lead by example and make real progress against modern slavery. Weaving together the power of government entities, non-governmental organizations, and concerned citizens alike will help us reach a day when every person, no matter national origin or standing in society, may pursue -- and achieve -- his or her God-given potential.
So tune in and join the movement to end modern slavery once and for all.