Together with organizations such as the ILO, ECPAT, Be Slavery Free, Rainforest Alliance, Walk Free, Stop the Traffik, and Polaris, Fundación Pasos Libres has been included in the Modern Slavery Map, an interactive map that allows companies around the world to identify, connect and collaborate with organizations that fight against human trafficking. The initiative seeks to facilitate the creation of partnerships to prevent, identify and address sexual exploitation, forced labor, organ harvesting, and child labor in supply chains and other business operations.
The Map developed by a consortium of organizations, including the Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking (GBCAT), the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the ILO Business Network on Forced Labor (GBNFL) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC), includes organizations from multiple sectors that, through their work in areas such as agriculture, textile industry, finance, technology, mining, tourism, transportation, and logistics, among others, contribute to the identification and prevention processes of human trafficking scenarios, as well as promoting empowerment and employability measures for surviving victims.
Currently, the Map contains information on 206 organizations and initiatives from Asia (excluding the Middle East), Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), North America, Oceania, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The inclusion of Fundación Pasos Libres comes from recognizing its global initiatives such as the DataJam Pasos Libres, which has been bringing together young people and organizations from multiple sectors around developing technological solutions against human trafficking.
For Pasos Libres, being part of the Modern Slavery Map represents an opportunity to continue promoting innovative initiatives to combat human trafficking in supply chains in Colombia and Latin America, a rarely addressed topic in the region but which according to the International Labor Organization (ILO) represents one of the most extensive scenarios for human trafficking worldwide.
To learn more about the Modern Slavery Map: https://www.modernslaverymap.org/