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Human Trafficking Hotline Network

Mapping to combat human trafficking

By Polaris Project

Project URL: google.com/ideas/projects/human-trafficking-hotline-network

Organisations Involved Polaris Project
La Strada lastradainternational.org
Liberty Asia facebook.com/libertyasiahk

  • Social Exclusion
  • Audiovisual
  • Data

Human trafficking, the narcotics trade and weapons smuggling all feed conflict, instability and repression worldwide. It is estimated that nearly 21 million people are enslaved in forced labour and trafficking situations across the world today, and the industry generates at least $32 billion of illicit profits every year. 

The Human Trafficking Hotline Network is developed in partnership with Google and aims to create a network of support to help find and support trafficking victims. When someone calls the hotline, the operator can use online resources and tools to find their location and nearby law enforcement or health care support. The hotline is in its early stages, but has already assisted in helping around 8,000 victims of human trafficking. 

Last updated: 04th of June, 2014

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