A Cornish company this week launched a new website designed to combat the global crime of human trafficking.
Developed by Penryn-based social change design company Sea Communications on behalf of international charity STOP THE TRAFFIK, the new site enables people to share knowledge, collate data and pinpoint human trafficking incidents on an interactive map.
People trafficking is the world’s second largest crime and is increasing at an alarming rate. Between two and four million men, women and children are trafficked across borders and within their own countries every year.
STOP THE TRAFFIK CEO, Ruth Dearnley, said: “With the help of Sea Communications we have created an innovative way to collect and deliver effective preventative information to anybody, anywhere.
“This fantastic new platform delivers a unique anti-trafficking web presence that encourages action at street level but also builds a big picture of this global supply chain where the product is a person.”
Sea Communications’ director Robert Woolf added: “We’ve all witnessed how the internet and social media can connect communities and drive social change. For this project we’ve harnessed available technologies to create a tool that can be used as a force for good and help combat one of the world’s darkest crimes.”