Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced today VS.: Confronting Human Trafficking in America , a pro bono initiative to combat America's national crisis in human trafficking.
A public website — www.vsconfronts.org — directed by Cadwalader partner Debra Brown Steinberg and published under the umbrella of Cadwalader's Women's Leadership Initiative is at the core of the program.
The Web site is a platform for raising public awareness of modern slavery in this country, and it is a forum for the public, nonprofit, and private sectors to connect, innovate, and collaborate on solutions.
"Human trafficking called by its true name, is modern day slavery. It is, in the President's words 'barbaric, and... evil, and it has no place in the civilized world,'" stated Steinberg. "We created the VS. project to focus much-needed attention and resources on confronting labor, debt, and sex trafficking in America; to help resource-constrained frontline organizations get their messages out to a broad audience; and to break down organizational silos that impede holistic approaches to shared objectives."
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