Statement from GFEMS Leadership on U.S. State Department Funding
We are pleased to announce that funding under the Program to End Modern Slavery has been awarded to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS). Our sincere thanks goes to the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) for their leadership and commitment to combat the horrific crime of modern day slavery, as well as to all of the non-governmental organizations, members of congress, and other champions around the world who have partnered with us in this new and innovative approach. We are particularly grateful to Senator Bob Corker, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who pursued this issue in a bipartisan manner and worked tirelessly to make it a reality.
We are convinced that a concerted, global effort focused on measurable outcomes, and involving both public and private investment, will be a game-changer in the fight to end modern day slavery. In the coming months, we look forward to working in close cooperation with the State Department and our other partners as we leverage these critical funds from the US Government to rally other donor governments and private entities to this unprecedented movement.