Experts have touted 2017 as a potential “tipping point in the global battle against human trafficking and modern slavery”. They have claimed that amongst others, technology and data collection are two important tools in this fight. For technology and data collection to be useful to front line responders, we must first understand how they currently identify victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, as well as what technologies they have access to and use on a regular basis. By understanding these different factors, we can ensure that any innovations that are developed are firmly rooted within front line responders' daily practices, rather than as an additional step that they have to take, in their already busy work schedules.
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