competition: How to End Human Trafficking
Friday, March 18, 2005 11:50 AM, an initiative of Ashoka, announces an awards competition to discover the most effective, innovative strategies for ending human trafficking.

Changemakers Innovation Awards include $5,000 cash prizes for each of three winners who are selected by visitors voting at

Changemakers and its partners, Polaris Project and Vital Voices Global Partnership, invite contest entries from around the world to build an online community that "open sources" solutions for tipping the balance toward ending human trafficking.

Organizations from any country may submit anti-trafficking initiatives. Entries must be in English to enter the competition. The previous Changemakers contest attracted 99 entries from 39 countries.

Background articles, contest rules, judging criteria, contest entry form, and supporting materials are available online at

You may submit contest entries until May 22, 2005. Voting begins on June 1. The three Changemakers Innovation Award winners will be announced on June 15. For more information:

Join the community for this event! Follow the competition and collaborate in the online discussion moderated by Wenchi Yu Perkins of Vital Voices Global Partnership. Please include others who may be interested by forwarding this announcement to them.


Upcoming: The next Changemakers Innovation Awards competition - How to Create Pathways for the Working Poor - will launch May 17th. Watch for it.