Freeland combats trafficking in persons by providing expertise to the law and justice sector through a combination of tactical and strategic training packages designed for government agencies.
Freeland is a member of the Liberty Alliance, a community of counter-trafficking organizations that have come together to fight modern slavery in Asia. Liberty Alliance members realize that no organization can fight this multi-billion dollar criminal industry alone.
Through Liberty Alliance, we are stronger and more efficient. We work together to investigate and stop human trafficking crimes, provide relief and services to victims and prevent trafficking through outreach programs.
Liberty Alliance Partners
Established in 2011, Liberty Asia is made up of a group of dedicated professionals from different industries who feel strongly that a more effective, coordinated response to slavery is essential and that leveraging technology available to the corporate sector and providing it to the NGO sector will facilitate this response. Liberty Asia’s goal is to provide new solutions to change the way slavery and trafficking is addressed. Where possible, we will work with existing organisations to avoid duplication and to ensure resources are used efficiently. Liberty Asia is a Hong Kong registered charitable organization.
The Exodus Road empowers the rescue of sex slaves by making targeted interventions more effective. We believe that collaboration is key to fighting modern slavery. Working with over 55 undercover investigators in SouthEast Asia, India, and the United States of America, we meet key deficiencies for those on the front lines by providing covert gear, operational funding, investigative training, and networking benefits for the organizations with which we work. The Exodus Road is a registered nonprofit in the United States of America with four offices globally.
Latest Counter Human Trafficking News
Eleven weeks after the discovery of mass human graves along the Thai-Malaysian border, several factors driving success or failure in the ongoing fight against human slavery in Southeast Asia are becoming clear. The first is ‘face’ – saving it with risk and bravery instead of safety and denial. The second is data – how to convert it into power through proper analysis. And the third is the importance of good hearted, smart investigators from different walks of life – police, journalists, and NGOs – working closely together.
Acting on information and analysis from Freeland, Thailand’s Department of Special Investigations (DSI) today announced the arrest of three people for running a human trafficking network that used Facebook and other social media sites to recruit, dupe and intimidate victims across Southeast Asian borders for over two years.
Traveling into new and different worlds awakens the mind and heart. That’s what I felt this morning as I exited Addis Ababa airport after snoozing through most of my 9 hour Ethiopian Airlines flight from Bangkok. I hailed a taxi that had “jalopy” written all over it, and scanned the mosaic of hills that form this rugged, colorful city (Addis Ababa means “new flower”).
Members of an international criminal syndicate trafficking Rohingyas into Thailand and Malaysia were detected and caught through unprecedented cooperation among police and NGOs, as well as the effective use of telephone forensics technology.
The arrest, raid and rescue were made in the southern city of Ranong, which borders Myanmar. Police who conducted the raid swooped in from outside the city. The targeted establishment may be connected to a wider human trafficking network that stretches along the Thai-Myanmar border. Victims have been taken into protective custody in Bangkok.