Although the basic characteristics of slavery haven’t changed over time, the ways in which we can fight against this atrocity have. Victims around the world are still being physically and emotionally abused, as well as economically exploited, but we are constantly learning and developing new ways to assist the victims and track down the traffickers.
A good example of this is how the role of technology has evolved within the abolitionist movement.
Previously, CNN helped visualize the data, including the key trafficking routes and which national borders are being paid special attention to. An added source of information is Not For Sale’s slavery map , which documents the recorded instances of human trafficking around the globe.
Also, we've featured the ways in which technology can help and success stories, like that of Katherine Hinds, who saved two Russian girls from being trapped by traffickers.
Meanwhile, Justin Dillon explored the technology modern-day abolitionists are using in the fight as well as the apps you can use to help and support your own slavery-free life style.
Free2Work, created by Not For Sale, is an excellent resource allowing you to see what actions your favorite brands are taking, or failing to take, in order to keep slavery out of their supply chain. If you have a smart phone, make sure to download the app so that you can have all this information at hand the next time you go out shopping.