Liberty Shared today connects 30 contributing NGOs, has collected 18,000 trafficker names for processing, and has empowered 10,000 financial institutions to screen for name matches of profiled traffickers.
That’s been made possible in part through Liberty Shared’s partnership with Salesforce.org Together, the two organisations have built a cloud-based victim case management system (VCMS) and data collection app to facilitate this Asia-wide fight.
The app enables front-line NGOs to store, share and analyse client data such as names and ages of victims. It also collects data about where and when they were abducted and the movement of victims across borders.
It is designed to facilitate the sharing of information, expertise, data, and best practices with anti-trafficking stakeholders. It also gathers and channels intelligence on slavery to the private sector, and provides data to help focus preventative and rescue efforts for victims.
“Prior to Liberty Shared, many NGOs had poor record keeping and database management practices,” says Jepson. “Victim data was recorded on Excel spreadsheets or on paper. This made records vulnerable to raids and offered no real analytics functionality.”
The cloud-based app, which protects victim data with industry-leading Salesforce security measures, gives agents visibility into their territories. This helps them keep track of individuals as they cross multiple borders.
Salesforce analytics also enables NGOs to better track patterns of human trafficking and identify high-risk territories.
Jepson believes that as the shared database continues to grow it will help all stakeholders to understand which populations are most at risk of human trafficking and why.
Liberty Shared is now working with other dataset providers to harmonise data across their respective platforms and create a visual map of all cases available in the system. A supporting geo-tagging feature will be available to visualise people movements and trafficking activity.