Just a few days prior to World Day Against Trafficking, Tech Against Trafficking announced that it is officially a workstream of the Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking (GBCAT). The merging of these two Collaborative Initiatives, run by BSR, will continue to bring together companies across sectors to combat human trafficking in company operations and supply chains. The new coalition will focus on three key areas: Corporate Supplier Capacity-building, Survivor Empowerment and Employment, and Tech Against Trafficking.
Established in 2012, GBCAT aims to harness the power of business across all sectors to prevent and reduce human trafficking, and expand survivors’ access to resources. TAT launched in 2018 as a coalition of technology companies collaborating with global experts to help eradicate human trafficking using technology, including job skills training. With this merger, TAT is now one of three core workstreams of GBCAT, and the unique focus on the use of technology to prevent, disrupt, and reduce human trafficking will become part of GBCAT’s efforts. Together, we aim to create a one-stop hub for businesses to work together across sectors and from different angles to eliminate human trafficking.