Pasos Libres and Chainbreaker selected for a six-month Acceleration Program against Modern Slavery
Together with 17 organizations from Canada, Chile, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Spain, the UK, and the US, Pasos Libres was selected to participate in the first edition of FAROL with the DataJam Pasos Libres 2020 winning solution: ChainBreaker.
FAROL is a six-month acceleration program that fosters promising startups and NGOs that fight against forced labour and modern slavery within supply chains. This program is an opportunity to access a rich mentorship program and world-class acceleration services to develop innovative solutions to tackle a complex human rights issue and build a network of innovators in this field.
During the program, which started in September 2021, Pasos Libres and ChainBreaker have been participating in several workshops business coaching with 50+ specialized experts with workshops in topics such as problem validation, prototypes and products, go-to-market strategies, and business models as well as talks shared by the most relevant startup founders and specialists in modern slavery.
ChainBreaker is a cloud-based tool that automatically searches, extracts, stores and analyzes information from websites that offer sexual services to identify potential victims of sexual exploitation, suspected criminal human trafficking networks and sex industries suspected of concealing exploitative activities. After the DataJam Pasos Libres 2020, IBM, Traffik Analysis Hub, and Pasos Libres worked with the Chain Breaker team to develop their solution for six months. Currently, the initiative has extracted information from 32,000 sexual ads on websites that offer sexual services in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, and Canada.
Pasos Libres and ChainBreaker are proud to be part of FAROL. The selection to participate in the program is proof of the high potential of the DataJam Pasos Libres´participants and solutions. Pasos Libres will make the most of this opportunity to continue advancing to prevent and disrupt human trafficking and forced labor through the design, development, and implementation of innovative strategies, methodologies, and technologies.