New Resource: Anti-Trafficking Groups Launch Centralized Data Hub to Fight Human Trafficking
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 5:30 PM

Counter-trafficking groups have designed the “world’s first human trafficking data portal” to identify important trends in trafficking and improve efforts to help victims and punish perpetrators. The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC), created by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the anti-trafficking organization the Polaris Project, gathers data from around the world on trafficking in women, men and children. The CTDC’s creators hope the site will help “build the evidence base for policy making and programming to counter-trafficking.” They have already found a strong link between trafficking in children and the involvement of relatives or family members.

Compiled from: Yakupitiyage, Tharanga, A Step Towards the Light: Ending Human Trafficking, Inter Press Service News Agency (February 21, 2018).