The Information and Data Collaboration Programme (IDC) collects and collates data and information from publicly available sources and platforms to create intelligence and research products for stakeholders who are able to help prevent exploitation and protect the vulnerable.
We work to address the lack of information and data now available for decision makers who aim to reduce their risk of involvement in exploitation by collecting, analyzing & circulating information about harm inflicted upon victims and actors who perpetrate and benefit from exploitation.
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Among the vast range of information available in the universe of public data, IDC looks to identify those sources and data signals that have the ability to affect persons vulnerable to, or currently in situations of exploitation, and raises questions about the impact this information has on society as a whole. Through our research, programme activities and strategic partnerships, we go beyond strictly defined data inputs, instead expanding the range of sources considered and looking for data signals that can tell stories otherwise missed.
By considering new ways of utilizing publicly available information and by seeking cross-sector collaboration, we aim to create more effective responses to complex issues like human trafficking.
INFORMATION SHARING ACROSS SECTORS
A central part of our work is engaging and collaborating with key stakeholders in industry sectors important to the work of fighting modern slavery, such as finance, fishing and palm oil, to create information products that help identify risks of exploitation and protect the vulnerable.
We also work closely with public interest stakeholders, including NGOs, research institutions, academics and media, collaborating to collect data and share findings mutually.
Furthermore, we develop strategic partnerships with institutions that work with law enforcement to better protect victims and aid in the prosecution of human traffickers. Through information-sharing, we support investigators in disrupting and dismantling criminal operations related to human trafficking and support efforts to develop intelligence that can be used to protect victims.
If you are interested in collaborating with our team or would like to learn more about our work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These interactive dashboards visualize data on human and wildlife trafficking criminal activities where there was an arrest, charge or conviction, aggregating information from over 7,000 media reports on traffickers in the global criminal justice system. The data, which is collected through collaboration with NGOs globally, is drawn from publicly available sources.
Users can explore the dashboards to learn about perpetrator demographics, stage of due process, media reporting on these issues, types of exploitation and species trafficked. By visualizing this data we aim to recognize trends and spur further questions that can assist the NGO community’s efforts in refining our response to human and wildlife trafficking.