MODERN SLAVERY STILL EXISTS
Modern slavery – often the result of human trafficking – affects more than 40.3 million people worldwide. Over half of them are in Asia; exploited for their labor, sold into marriages or forced into prostitution (Walk Free Foundation, 2018). These figures illustrate a large number of people, often migrant workers, who are in situations of labor exploitation.
However, less than 1% are being successfully identified and subsequently helped. This also indicates that current identification techniques are failing the vast proportion of victims of human trafficking and forced labor.
APPRISE: OUR SOLUTION
Apprise is a tool for screening vulnerable populations with the potential to unmask situations of forced labor and human trafficking.
It is currently being tested and piloted to screen migrant workers across supply chains in Asia and the Pacific region, particularly in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
WHY USE APPRISE FOR SCREENING VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
SECTORS AND INDUSTRIES THAT WE WORK WITH
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO SEE AN INTRODUCTION TO APPRISE
Apprise was developed as a tool to support frontline responders to identify victims of forced labor and human trafficking.
The app is downloaded on the front-line responders’ phone but is ultimately a tool in the potential victims’ hands.
A broad cross-section of stakeholders worked together to design an app that is user-friendly and appropriate for use with state and civil society actors. Screening questionnaires were developed for different sectors and translated in the most common languages among migrant workers’ communities.
Apprise is used in the fishing and seafood processing sector and the entertainment industry.
As more and more businesses demand accountability and transparency in their supply chains, we created a new version of Apprise for the processing and manufacturing sector.
Apprise Audit was developed as a tool to support auditors in workers' interviews during social compliance audits. It allows assessing workers' conditions in a factory.