HTI’s 2020 Annual Report Details Great Progress Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

The Human Trafficking Institute’s 2020 Annual Report details progress made towards implementing the HTI model in Partner Countries Belize and Uganda as well as steps taken by leadership to promote sustainable growth of HTI’s work.

In Uganda, HTI achieved remarkable success due to the dedication of its staff on-the-ground who worked to train more police and prosecutors than any year before by hosting trainings in all 16 regions of Uganda starting in July. Between July and October, we saw a 1200% increase in the number of traffickers arrested and a 1300% increase in the number of victims protected.

HTI accomplished a key component of its model by adding an experienced Law Enforcement Advisor in Belize, who is providing key training and expertise to local law enforcement around the country as they investigate human trafficking cases. The report also features a special interview with our Director of Law Enforcement Operations John Freeman who joined HTI in October and works closely with the Country Programs team.

Watch our CEO Victor Boutros preview our 2020 Annual Report in this recorded webinar.

In the United States, HTI published the third edition of the Federal Human Trafficking Report, a first-of-its-kind report providing valuable insights into the federal response to trafficking in the U.S. HTI also welcomed the fourth class to its Douglass Fellowship intended to develop future leaders in the anti-human trafficking movement and provide them the opportunity to create resources for those combatting trafficking globally.

Click here to check out the full 2020 Annual Report.

 

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Emma coordinates external content sharing to cultivate relationships with donors and encourage the general public to support HTI’s work. Before coming to HTI, Emma worked as a consultant with the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking. Her work included crafting federal appropriations recommendations and co-writing a presidential transition report, alongside numerous writing projects centered on counter-human trafficking advocacy. Emma was also an intern for Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy where she performed research for upcoming legislation. She received a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of Chicago.

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Emma Ecker

Emma coordinates external content sharing to cultivate relationships with donors and encourage the general public to support HTI’s work. Before coming to HTI, Emma worked as a consultant with the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking. Her work included crafting federal appropriations recommendations and co-writing a presidential transition report, alongside numerous writing projects centered on counter-human trafficking advocacy. Emma was also an intern for Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy where she performed research for upcoming legislation. She received a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of Chicago.