The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) abhors any and all forms of human trafficking. While IBWPPI supports the elimination of all human trafficking, we particularly focus on supporting young Black girls and Black women who are victims of this horrendous crime.
We track and support legislation aimed at the elimination of human trafficking. We testify before state legislatures and the U.S. Congress in support of legislative remedies, and sponsor forums, town hall meetings, workshops and events to raise awareness and funds to aid the many victims in desperate need of support.
IBWPPI released its first position paper “Slavery by Another Name: The Epidemic of Black Female Trafficking Victims in the US and Abroad” at the 2019 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. Click here to download the report.
Below we have provided you with articles on this issue and an overview of the IBWPPI ARCH Initiative which specifically addresses the problem of trafficking and provides solutions for supporting many of its victims.
As the largest coalition of women’s organizations to bring awareness to the disproportionate impact that human trafficking has on Black women and girls domestically, the ARCH stands for awareness, rescue, counseling and healing. By staging a nationwide awareness campaign that teaches the dangers, risks, and threats girls fall prey to every day, IBWPPI hopes to heighten the sensitivity surrounding human trafficking. To read more about the ARCH initiative, click the following link: ARCH INITIATIVE.