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Technology and Trafficking

Human Trafficking and Migration Initiative’s 2020 Virtual Summit

Date: Time: All Day
Contact: Courtney Hillebrecht,
Dr. Bethany Jackson, Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Social-Ecological Systems Modeling, will speak on technology being increasingly utilized by the antislavery sector to address issues of modern slavery in remote, often inaccessible locations. This talk will cover the work being undertaken at the Rights Lab in which we apply remotely sensed satellite data to map the locations of sectors known to subject workers to modern slavery, determine their scope and scale, and provide insights into the changing temporal patterns of sectors such as brick-making and fish-processing. The connection to the modern slavery-environment nexus will also be addressed, demonstrating the intersectional approach to research into modern slavery impacts which can be undertaken utilizing data that can be collected from space.

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This event originated in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.