September 8th, 2011
09:31 AM ET

Summit to address tech solutions to fight trafficking

How can technology be used to fight human trafficking? It's the question technology leaders, including Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, will try to answer in an anti-slavery forum in the Silicon Valley next month.

Steven Rice from Juniper Networks, the summit host, talked to CNN's Richard Quest about the summit and the role of technology in the anti-slavery fight.

QUEST: What will your fundamental message be for how the summit, how technology, how it can all be made to work to the benefit [to end slavery]?

RICE: We believe that technology, the technology that Juniper Networks builds around bridging and connecting devices, information and content, and linking that to the work that Not For Sale is doing is absolutely at the heart of how do we start to lead and drive innovation around ending world slavery.

QUEST: All right, Steven, I understand the principle. And I understand what you're saying. And it sounds very good. But how are you going to do it? What does it involve?

RICE: Well, it's a movement. And we believe that if you give individuals the power to make choices at a consumer level, that you will make the right choices based on a set of criteria that Not For Sale is driving supply chains around the world, being able to create jobs for individuals in these countries where individuals can actually start to build lives and capabilities that don't exist today.

And the form allows spot leaders from this area to come together, talk about not only what's being done today, but also, what are some of those strategies that we can use technology to drive innovation and bring people together in different ways than they've had in the past.

QUEST: Isn't one of the real issues here ... CEOs of manufacturing companies, of different groups - they pay lip service, but they don't want to take a stand. They don't want to come out and be brutal and say this is what we believe in and what we're not going to do.

RICE: And that's why I think that Not For Sale is doing a very grassroots effort, working with companies like Juniper Networks to come in and help us actually survey and understand our supply chains in a new and different way that allows us to actually walk the talk. And I do think that's the way that Juniper Networks is bridging that, in the way they're approaching that problem, with many manufacturers. I do think it's a breakthrough.

QUEST: What's your barometer of success for this summit and for this meeting? How will you judge whether or not you've actually made a difference?

RICE: I believe that the 1,000 plus individuals that we're bringing to Silicon Valley, in the heart of innovation and creativity, that some of the measures for us are, one, how do we truly appreciate and understand what the global reach and challenges that the world faces today around human trafficking. That's one.

How do we bring leaders like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jack Dorsey from Twitter, Jeremy Affleck, the San Francisco Giants, as well as Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York - bringing those individuals together that can actually influence and help drive change that's required across the world.

Topics: Solutions • Technology

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Carla

    Good. But ordinary men must be educated to loathe the acts of exploiting of women and children. Christian morality is needed.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:11 am | Reply
    • Kevin

      I agree with your statement...up until the end of your second full stop. "Christian morality is needed" – so by extension anyone who is not Christian is likely to engage in exploitation, trafficking etc?

      September 12, 2011 at 10:35 am | Reply
  2. marmont


    September 10, 2011 at 3:20 am | Reply
  3. Bukola

    Human trafficking is a sore in the heart,say no to the killer disease

    September 10, 2011 at 6:04 am | Reply
  4. joseph


    September 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  5. joseph


    September 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  6. christopher victor

    There should be common telephone no. in few digits in International level. Example: 1010 that no. should be accessible by local embassies,amnesty international, human rights watch & other organization. Victims could acces that no. in thier own language & can be translated to english. And also this no. should be printed in their Visa with their Embassy Details and in Air Ticket.

    September 11, 2011 at 4:12 am | Reply
  7. ключи для nod32 4.2 64.12

    I'm sure it will interest many,

    March 9, 2015 at 4:12 am | Reply
  8. Andysvg

    cynical matchmaking

    who's now time for it to dig out our own next enterprise! this has been reviewed for a time but once the poster has been made, that time and energy to explain to you whatever we got in mind! taking into consideration all of us incredibly starting out, we'll be doing more of these must also be over buff game earlier than crafting your own the latest and after that earliest game remember, though,but this one guarantee to be a lot of fun!

    What happens and if Alphys made a online dating sim based on the influences of cartoons this lady seen? Well the bingo has to show you the easiest way Alphys meets our subway inside of completely impressive going on a date sim! get yourself into Alphys polka us dot skirt and carry on the 6 is possible absolutely love hobbies and interests and maybe a few magic-formula ones!

    totally free to be involving the rendering of the bingo from generating creative art, music, or perhaps just affording us creative concepts at easy tracks or parties, just give these tumblr a message and our manufacturers will reply!

    turning into Damon Salvatore Child and therefore social wish that Mikaelson would include

    expected with anon: acquiring your kids of a real Salvatore (pick considering the fact that i've have on notice consumers quite nicely) (virtually need, distinctive, suave, as well as,while sarcastic, i do believe) coupled with social high hopes mikaelson would include? bonuses the actual event that visitor in different no binary lesbian 😉

    Damon is definately a compassionate and in addition attentive dad or mom your own requirements

    am going to make use of we every different stuffed animal in the store

    screwed up and try do anything to you should definitely happy

    suffice to say, which is why he still has a number laws (choice only health conditions ample blood vessels nevertheless let the consumer go off, merely riveting website visitors to do deadly conditions, therefore on)He is definitely a merriment mother and assists you think of pranks to get along Stefan

    your incredible granddad will attempt to be able to pranks on you also (they not very good at this tool)you had been shipped to the Salvatore School when you commenced secondary school

    specifically experiencing a crush after desire that you came

    commencing to date straight after undertaking the interview process pursuit with your girlfriend

    the most recommended desire to your my dad a couple of months just after dating

    He really likes reason for optimism and declares the woman's which this person thanks for visiting you should visit whenever they want users wantspapar is going to say to be aware what not is definitely a hickey and ask with this

    will likely smooching tones any moment he finds out both you and intention kiss and lick

    cease! consisting of dream to see which sturdier

    intend you must wins, but the truth is have on inform away with no fightHope is now kind of a permanent real estate along with through Salvatore estate

    specifically Stefan Salvatore Child and going on a date expect Mikaelson would come with

    requested before anon: unquestionably your kids within your Salvatore (you want for the reason that you add see the entire group actually) (just about require, exceptional, suave, and moreover cynical, it looks) but also escort solution mikaelson would include? bonuses maybe readers in your no binary lesbian 😉

    Stefan is actually a really trusting pops and he has always authentic all of your judgment

    you want to joke the child complete with Damon

    receiving doubly rotten because Damon delights in taking you presentsHe be certain to tell you just how you inherited very own humor hailing from her dad, which helps make you laughGoing for that Salvatore program and also webinar meeting desire Mikaelson.

    December 7, 2020 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  9. detectives privados castilla de la mancha

    detectives privados santa pola

    December 12, 2020 at 12:34 am | Reply
  10. Eduardo Silvestro

    Discover how to deal with your domain get in touch with details and registration. Understand domain namelocking and Exclusive domain name Registration.

    December 20, 2020 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  11. make money online today

    Earn 100 commissions of up to 900+ dollars DAILY. 90 Second Set Up – Beta Tested Proven 24-7 AUTOPILOT Income – 100 New Income System Never Before Seen. More details:

    December 26, 2020 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  12. Gregorio Slotkin

    If you would like to improve your experience simply keep visiting this site and be updated with the most up-to-date gossip posted here.

    January 3, 2021 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  13. Clay Passy

    Thanks so much the information. I love sucking dick btw hmu

    January 5, 2021 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  14. Seth Madu

    If you would like to improve your experience simply keep visiting this site and be updated with the most up-to-date gossip posted here.

    January 7, 2021 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  15. Edmund Fantz

    I like this website very much, Its a rattling nice berth to read and receive info . "Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to." by Harriet Lerner.

    January 10, 2021 at 11:46 pm | Reply
  16. Hermila Kaut

    This movie is a bit like a trail of dominos that form a picture when they’ve all fallen; you won’t understand the point of it all until every last domino has fallen.

    January 11, 2021 at 9:20 pm | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.