COMPANIES COLLABORATING WITH GLOBAL EXPERTS TO HELP ERADICATE HUMAN TRAFFICKING USING TECHNOLOGY
 

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with civil society, law enforcement, academia, technologists, and survivors to advance and scale the use of technology to prevent, disrupt, and reduce human trafficking and increase and expand survivors’ access to resources.

Why Tech Against Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a complex, thriving crime that impacts every country: There are an estimated 40 million people worldwide subjected to some form of modern slavery. Given the widespread nature of this crime and the complexity of tackling it, increased engagement from all stakeholders, including and especially the private sector, is vital.

Through their expertise, capacity for innovation, and global reach, technology companies can play a major role in preventing and disrupting human trafficking and in empowering survivors. Digital information and communication technologies offer opportunities for a step change in tackling this crime.
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PEOPLE IN MODERN SLAVERY
Technological solutions to date include mobile apps that help identify victims of sex trafficking; satellite imagery that tracks down fishing vessels carrying victims of forced labor; and web scraping tools that aggregate child abuse images to help law enforcement track down children in need of help. But there are many more tools out there in need of support. Tech Against Trafficking hopes to accelerate the development, scale, and resulting impact of these tools.
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  • “TECH TOOLS CAN LEAD FIGHT AGAINST MODERN SLAVERY, SAYS U.N. EXPERT” – Reuters

    “It (technology) definitely presents both a threat and an opportunity. But the opportunities for using tech as a tool to identify people who are in modern slavery and to assist them are far greater and they outweigh the threat.”
    – Urmila Bhoola, UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

    Article linked here.

  • “SCALING IMPACT: TECH AGAINST TRAFFICKING LAUNCHES ACCELERATOR PROGRAM”– BSR

    “A lack of good evidence has long hampered counter-trafficking efforts. The prospect of what can be achieved by bringing together the capacity and expertise of the counter-trafficking community and the private sector is exciting.”
    – Harry Cook, data management and research specialist at IOM and lead of the CTDC

    Article linked here.

  • ANNOUNCING A NEW COLLABORATION USING TECH TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING – BSR

    “Business engagement is essential in the global fight against modern slavery, and it’s great to see these organizations leading the way in their commitment to the issue. They bring a fantastic amount of technical expertise, in addition to huge clout. Technology offers transformational potential not just to disrupt and reduce modern slavery, but to support care and remedy mechanisms for survivors. We look forward to working together in partnership in the fight to end slavery for good.”
    – Andrew Wallis, OBE, CEO of anti-slavery charity Unseen

    Article linked here.

Latest News & Insights

The Dual Law of Technology in Trafficking
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The Dual Law of Technology in Trafficking

Written and published by Thi Hoang of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. American historian Melvin Kranzberg once said,...
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OSCE, in partnership with Tech Against Trafficking, publishes paper on leveraging technology to fight trafficking
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OSCE, in partnership with Tech Against Trafficking, publishes paper on leveraging technology to fight trafficking

Tech Against Trafficking is very excited to announce the publication of Leveraging innovation to fight trafficking in human beings: A...
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The Effect of COVID-19: Five Impacts on Human Trafficking
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The Effect of COVID-19: Five Impacts on Human Trafficking

It is difficult to assess the long-term impacts of COVID-19 while we are in the midst of this unprecedented global...
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Accelerating Toward Data Insights: Tech Against Trafficking Successfully Concludes Its Pilot Accelerator
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Accelerating Toward Data Insights: Tech Against Trafficking Successfully Concludes Its Pilot Accelerator

Tech Against Trafficking (TAT) celebrated its collaboration with the Counter Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) at an event last week in London, which...
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Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program
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Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program

There are few facets of modern life that are untouched by technology. Innovations in the industry have changed the way...
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Global Tech Companies, Partners Identify Tools to Fight Human Trafficking
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Global Tech Companies, Partners Identify Tools to Fight Human Trafficking

In June 2018, a coalition of global tech companies, civil society organizations, and international institutions jointly launched Tech Against Trafficking, a...
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Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking
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Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking

A growing number of organizations and initiatives are working to tackle forced labor and human trafficking, which affects 40 million or...
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A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations
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A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations

The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "no one should be held in slavery or servitude” and “slavery...
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The Dual Law of Technology in Trafficking
Uncategorized

The Dual Law of Technology in Trafficking

Written and published by Thi Hoang of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. American historian Melvin Kranzberg once said,...
Read More
OSCE, in partnership with Tech Against Trafficking, publishes paper on leveraging technology to fight trafficking
Uncategorized

OSCE, in partnership with Tech Against Trafficking, publishes paper on leveraging technology to fight trafficking

Tech Against Trafficking is very excited to announce the publication of Leveraging innovation to fight trafficking in human beings: A...
Read More
The Effect of COVID-19: Five Impacts on Human Trafficking
Uncategorized

The Effect of COVID-19: Five Impacts on Human Trafficking

It is difficult to assess the long-term impacts of COVID-19 while we are in the midst of this unprecedented global...
Read More
Accelerating Toward Data Insights: Tech Against Trafficking Successfully Concludes Its Pilot Accelerator
Uncategorized

Accelerating Toward Data Insights: Tech Against Trafficking Successfully Concludes Its Pilot Accelerator

Tech Against Trafficking (TAT) celebrated its collaboration with the Counter Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) at an event last week in London, which...
Read More
Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program
Uncategorized

Scaling Impact: Tech Against Trafficking Launches Accelerator Program

There are few facets of modern life that are untouched by technology. Innovations in the industry have changed the way...
Read More
Global Tech Companies, Partners Identify Tools to Fight Human Trafficking
Uncategorized

Global Tech Companies, Partners Identify Tools to Fight Human Trafficking

In June 2018, a coalition of global tech companies, civil society organizations, and international institutions jointly launched Tech Against Trafficking, a...
Read More
Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking
Uncategorized

Announcing a New Collaboration Using Tech to Combat Human Trafficking

A growing number of organizations and initiatives are working to tackle forced labor and human trafficking, which affects 40 million or...
Read More
A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations
Uncategorized

A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations

The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "no one should be held in slavery or servitude” and “slavery...
Read More
1 Reply
The Dual Law of Technology in Trafficking

The Dual Law of Technology in Trafficking

Written and published by Thi Hoang of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. American historian Melvin Kranzberg once said,...
Read More
OSCE, in partnership with Tech Against Trafficking, publishes paper on leveraging technology to fight trafficking

OSCE, in partnership with Tech Against Trafficking, publishes paper on leveraging technology to fight trafficking

Tech Against Trafficking is very excited to announce the publication of Leveraging innovation to fight trafficking in human beings: A...
Read More