Posted on: 17 January 2017
Responsible and Ethical Private Sector Coalition against Trafficking’ Initiative
Present in the framework of the Webinar Series
THE PRIVATE SECTOR COUNTERING HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
New technologies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tackling Human Trafficking
The second webinar of the New technologies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tackling Human Trafficking webinar series was held on Thursday, 26th of January 2017.
How are new technologies and innovations impacting human trafficking? How can new technologies and innovation address and combat human trafficking? And how does entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial solutions play a role in the fight against human trafficking?
Labour trafficking is the most common form of human trafficking but yet has only more recently been studied to the frequency of other forms of trafficking. With the growing public policy discourse related to the role of business, supply chains, and combating human trafficking, labour trafficking has been highlighted more and more in the media and increasing public awareness. In addition, the global crisis of mass forced migration has put a further spotlight on the exploitation of the most vulnerable.
Empowering local actors to combat human trafficking through digital tools: e.g. safe and anonymous communication system for people at risk and for local actors involved in the fight against human trafficking. The use of simple mobile phone technology can present a great opportunity to establish easy and safe communication between those vulnerable to trafficking and victims with the local agencies who can help them.
This webinar explores the latest trends in how technology is being used to address and prevent situations of labour trafficking and exploitation.
Watch the entire session:
The webinar feature experts speakers from academia, the private sector and the NGO community:
- Samir Goswami, Samir Goswami LLC (moderator)
- Antoine Heuty, Ulula
- David Riker, BlueLine Grid
- Lisa Rende Taylor, Issara Institute
Find more about RESPECT and our Webinar Series of 2016-2017.
This webinar series is hosted by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Also supported by TraCCC, the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at George Mason University, and Dentons LLP.
For further information, contact Livia Wagner of the Global Initiative Secretariat: