Freedom Registry is a database of organizations and agencies working to address exploitation, human trafficking and slavery in the U.S., and around the globe. As organizations list their programs, social service providers, government and advocates can collectively map how trafficking is being address. This increases referral networks, advances good practice, and mitigates duplicated efforts. Now launched in the U.S., the project is expanding to additional regions, including Asia and Europe.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Men, women and children are sold into situations of exploitative labor and sex. Though efforts to address trafficking have increased in recent years, there are still several gaps and challenges in the movement. One is that coordination among organizations, agencies and movements is insufficient. Referral systems and trust between sectors are weak, and information sharing of good practice is often neglected.
Through the further development of Freedom Registry in the United States, and replication efforts in new regions such as Asia and Europe, this collaborative project (designed by a steering group of 6 organizations) documents the efforts of those working to address trafficking, connect actors with one another, and promote good practices between them.The public-facing database serves to inform all sectors including the media, students, academics and donors about what is happening on the field.
Ultimately, Freedom Registry will bring justice to survivors through a collaborative development of strategic and holistic solutions. Freedom Registry's online registry of anti-trafficking actors will assist those in the movement know about each others' work, increase networking, increase sharing of good practice; and will decrease unnecessary duplication in efforts.
Total Funding Received to Date: $75
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,925
Total Funding Goal: $3,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).