Following a nomination process that began in May, and a rigorous review of more than 100 nominations from emerging changemakers by IS staff and our Selection Advisory Group, we are proud […]
Busy week this week! We are training statewide code enforcement and department of health officials in Florida and attending the MassChallengeTexas BootCamp in Austin! The MassChallenge program identifies promising startups all […]
In order to fully understand the ways survivors experience their exploitation and the ways traffickers defraud and coerce victims from other nations, we have to make an effort to understand the conditions survivors and traffickers experience in the source countries.
Our CEO was in Sweden this past week with the RENATE network of survivor support agencies. As a group, throughout the week, we discussed the ways human trafficking manifests in […]
We had an exciting day in Austin yesterday pitching at the MassChallenge Texas competition for a place in their 2019 startup cohort. If we are selected for this opportunity, we will […]
Excellent conversation at our innovation panel on AI and combatting Human trafficking with Financial Crimes at ACAMS Hollywood, FL. We are so excited to partner with international AI/ML big data analytics firm, ThetaRay, to work together to apply their artificial intelligence to our anti-trafficking data to be able to better predict and disrupt human trafficking!
Today we are at the U.S. Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking meeting. The investment from the transportation sector in developing a concerted anti-trafficking approach is critical to […]
Models of behavior used by traffickers to recruit and exploit victims are almost identical across the world. Agricultural labor traffickers in Portugal, for example, fraudulently recruit migrant workers from neighboring […]
For most of us, human trafficking conjures images of young women being kidnapped by traffickers like in the movie Taken. But, for survivors of R. Kelly, their parents usually knew where they were, and initially, they met with him with stars in their eyes and high hopes for their careers. So, how could his behavior be considered human trafficking? It’s a type of trafficking called “personal sexual servitude.”
St. Josephine Bakhita, Patron Saint of Sudan and human trafficking survivors Today, February 8, is the International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking. It is also the feast […]