Fundación Pasos Libres is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to revolutionize the way to prevent and disrupt human trafficking and forced labour through the design, development, and implementation of innovative strategies, methodologies, and technologies to contribute to building more peaceful and just societies.
How we do it
Pasos Libres has designed a strategic plan that seeks to position the prevention of human trafficking as an essential issue on the domestic and international agenda.
Traffik Analysis Hub
Pasos Libres leads the Regional Office for Latin America of the Traffik Analysis Hub (TA Hub), the first global data center that facilitates human trafficking information exchange between organizations of all industries and sectors. The platform is hosted in an IBM Cloud secure environment and uses highly advanced IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and machine learning, among others.
DataJam Pasos Libres
The DataJam Pasos Libres is an international technological competition against modern slavery and an alternative learning scenario to educate the next generation of citizens capable of disrupting human trafficking and forced labour through innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. This competition was born from the success of the BlueHack Pasos Libres created in 2018 by Pasos Libres and IBM, and it’s held annually since then. The 2020 version became the first global competition against human trafficking bringing together participants and experts from seventeen countries and four continents.
BlueHack Pasos Libres
First hackathon in Colombia that seeks to solve challenges in the prevention and investigation of human trafficking, as well as the identification and assistance to victims of this crime through the development of innovative technological tools. This event was held for the first time in Bogotá, Colombia in 2018, being replicated in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and New Jersey, the United States in 2019.
Competitions and Innovation Camps
Workshops and Prevention Conferences
QuickCamp Pasos Libres
SOCIAL INNOVATION CAMP
The QuickCamp Pasos Libres is a social innovation camp that seeks to strengthen the capacity of young leaders to co-create practical solutions that contribute to prevent different expressions of organized crime using methodologies such as Design Thinking, Community Based Dialogue and Conflict Analysis and Transformation.
More Pedal Less Trafficking
LET'S PEDAL AGAINST TRAFFICKING
More Pedal Less Trafficking: Let's pedal against Trafficking! It is the first bike observation race in Colombia that seeks to educate and raise awareness about human trafficking using sport as a means to provide citizens with unique learning, prevention, and self-care experience. This project is the product of the joint work of Fundación Pasos Libres and Curvas en Bici Bogotá.
Since 2018 Pasos Libres has driven an important international agenda in five countries and four continents. With the support of the United States Institute of Peace, Thomson Reuters Foundation, IOM and Innovation for Change, our organization has shared its projects with governments, companies, activists, international cooperation agencies and even the Dalai Lama.