Google helps launch Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network

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Google has contributed $3 million, in the form of a Global Impact Award, to a group of NGOs dedicated to combating human trafficking around the globe. The monetary award is being used by Polaris Project, Liberty Asia and La Strada International to launch a Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network designed to “collect data from local hotline efforts, share promising practices and create anti-trafficking strategies that build on common patterns and focus on eradication, prevention and victim protection.”

Google said in an official blog post “Together, these partners will not only be able to help more trafficking survivors, but will also move the global conversation forward by dramatically increasing the amount of useful data being shared. Appropriate data can tell the anti-trafficking community which campaigns are most effective at reducing slavery, what sectors are undergoing global spikes in slavery, or if the reduction of slavery in one country coincides with an increase right across the border.”

The search company has previously given $11.5 million to anti-human trafficking efforts.

Source: Ars Technica

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