The Partnership for Freedom is a public-private partnership to spur innovative solutions to human trafficking challenges.
To support this mission, the Partnership for Freedom will collaborate on a series of three Innovation Challenges to inspire, reward, pilot, and potentially scale constructive solutions to end trafficking and support survivors.
- The first Challenge, Reimagine: Opportunity, ran from 2013-2014 with the goal of improving the infrastructure of support for survivors of modern slavery in the United States. Winners will implement their projects from 2014-206.
- The second Challenge, Rethink Supply Chains, launched in 2015 to surface, support, and share innovative applications of technology to address labor trafficking and exploitation in global supply chains.
- The third Challenge, Pathways to Freedom, will launch in Spring of 2017, and will challenge local communities to address practices, policies, and perceptions so that every survivor of trafficking receives the respect, support, and opportunities that they deserve.
We are looking for new ideas and new partnerships that lead to innovative and sustainable paths to end human trafficking and support the survivors of trafficking around the world.
We want to see new players, new skills, new ideas, and new energy enter the anti-trafficking conversation. To solve this problem, we must find new ways to work together across traditional silos – among business and community groups; with survivors; across borders, regions, and localities; and between faith, class and neighborhood lines.
We need to see more support in this space to end slavery and support the needs of survivors of modern slavery.
We need more data that has integrity and relevance, and can be harnessed to communicate not only the scope or the horrors of trafficking, but also the gaps, successes, and improvements along the way.
For the first two challenges, the Partnership for Freedom included the U.S. Department of Justice, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, State, and Labor. Additionally, private efforts for the Partnership for Freedom were supported by Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation, Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Initiative and the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund.
The third Challenge, Pathways to Freedom, will challenge local communities to address practices, policies, and perceptions of trafficking survivors. Humanity United, joined by the NoVo Foundation, will lead this effort in partnership with local communities.