The Soteria Institute
Develop & inspire public health & safety initiatives in technology & social good
Human Trafficking is a BIG problem Globally
The lack of quality data makes it difficult to accurately track it and there is a limited way to measure impact.
Transforming human trafficking response with a human-centric response
- In 2016, there were an estimated 40.3 million people in modern day slavery.
- There is an estimated 65.3 million people displaces with 50% being children and 71 women.
- 40 million people are trafficked each year with an estimated 10 million being children.
- 20% of victims are never rescued and 70% will be re-trafficked.
- $1.5 billion USD in estimated annual earnings from human slavery.
- 328,720 GBP estimated cost to the UK economy from each modern slavery case in the UK
- Beyond saving human lives, there is an 89% to 149% estimated return on investment from public provision of survivor care.
- A 1.0% increase in unemployment status results in a +25% increase in neglect and +23% in physical abuse of children.
- An estimated 1 billion people have no identity.
- For those with an ID, the trafficker is co-signer under fake name leaving the victim responsible for debt should they escape.
- An estimated 1.7 billion people do not have access to secure banking services.
- 26% of human (sex) trafficking victims have their credit exploited with 45% of the victims lifestyle inconsistent with income.
Human Trafficking Response
A human-centric approach to transform human trafficking response
Giveback Heroes Covid-19 humanitarian relief & economic recovery initiative
In Greek mythology, Soteria was the goddess or spirit of safety and salvation, deliverance and preservation from harm. Soteria was also an epithet of the goddess Persephone, meaning deliverance and safety