DeliverFund partners with Airbnb to fight human trafficking
- The hospitality industry is frequently exploited by human traffickers
- DeliverFund is an Anti-Human Trafficking Member of Airbnb’s Trust & Safety Advisory Coalition (TSAC)
- DeliverFund uses relevant data and expert analysis to proactively identify the risk of human trafficking
DALLAS, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — DeliverFund, a dallasa nonprofit intelligence organization that leverages cutting-edge technology to combat human trafficking, has announced its membership in Airbnb’s new Trust & Safety Advisory Coalition (TSAC). According to AirbnbTSAC’s goal “is to focus on proactive solutions that put community and user safety first.”
DeliverFund has been a major force in the fight against human trafficking operations through United States and now also works internationally. Their approach is guided by extensive work with law enforcement and survivors. The company collects relevant data and disseminates intelligence to help businesses make informed decisions about human trafficking risks. Beyond the psychological and physical consequences on vulnerable communities, human trafficking is estimated $150 billion global problem.
“The hospitality industry poses a high risk when it comes to modern slavery, both commercial sexual exploitation and labor trafficking,” said DeliverFund’s president of business operations. Greg Switzerland. “The traditional approach of spotting indicators through personal interaction is rapidly becoming obsolete with the industry’s shift to digital engagement models. Airbnb is deeply committed to helping prevent modern slavery in all its forms. forms, to protect its users and hosts, and ultimately to keep communities safe. We’re thrilled to have a seat at the table and be a part of this important work.”
Kara Smithdirector of business analysis for DeliverFund, said human traffickers operate with a similar business model to any legitimate business, using the same technologies as everyone else.
“These criminals use the same platforms we all use to grow their illicit businesses, but to date efforts to combat human trafficking have been reactive versus proactive,” Smith said. “We combat this by using data and analytics to locate known traffickers and their victims in real time. Our approach enables companies to better understand the source of their risk and work in the face of the problem.
“As more businesses integrate DeliverFund’s technology, it will have a cumulative effect on the illicit human trafficking trade and reduce it at scale.”
dallas-based DeliverFund is a nonprofit intelligence organization that leverages cutting-edge technology to equip, train, and advise law enforcement, prosecutors, and policymakers to effectively combat human trafficking. Through a wholly-owned subsidiary, DeliverFund helps large businesses identify and mitigate human trafficking risks with relevant datasets and expert analysis. For more information, visit https://deliverfund.org.