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White House Announces Pathways to Freedom, a new Partnership for Freedom challenge

At the President’s Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking, the White House today announced the Partnership for Freedom (PFF)’s third challenge, Pathways to Freedom. It will officially launch in early 2017 and will challenge local communities to address practices, policies, and perceptions so that every survivor of trafficking receives the respect, support, and opportunities that they deserve. Sign up […]

The Rethink Supply Chains Accelerator

Since the announcement of the five finalist teams in the Rethink Supply Chains challenge in January, the teams have participated in a range of activities and events designed to help them refine and develop their original ideas.  In February, the five finalist teams (GeoPoll, Good World Solutions, IST Research, Sustainability Incubator & Trace Register, and […]

Up Close with Team… Ulula

This post is part of a special “Up Close with Team…” series, featuring Q&As with the five finalists of the Rethink Supply Chains Challenge. Ulula proposes a mobile payment and feedback service for migrant workers to increase transparency and accountability in the recruitment process. The team is one of five Rethink Supply Chains finalists competing […]

Up Close with Team… Sustainability Incubator & Trace Register

This post is part of a special “Up Close with Team…” series, featuring Q&As with the five finalists of the Rethink Supply Chains Challenge.       Sustainability Incubator and Trace Register’s solution centers on traceability software that enables seafood suppliers to voluntarily report on the origins of their catches and vessel working conditions. The […]

Up Close with Team… Good World Solutions

This post is part of a special “Up Close with Team…” series, featuring Q&As with the five finalists of the Rethink Supply Chains Challenge. Good World Solutions’ Laborlink Trafficking Module analyzes and maps forced labor using a mobile communication channel between workers and supply chain leaders to report on working conditions. The team is one […]

Meet the Rethink Supply Chains Finalists

We are thrilled to announce the five finalists in Rethink Supply Chains: The Tech Challenge to Fight Labor Trafficking. The Partnership for Freedom launched the innovation competition in October 2015, seeking technological solutions to help identify and address labor trafficking in global supply chains. The finalists were selected by a panel of judges with expertise […]

Announcing the Judges of the Rethink Supply Chains Challenge

We’re excited to announce the Judges of the Rethink Supply Chains Challenge. The Judges will select up to five Finalist teams to receive cash prizes of $20,000, and will ultimately select a Grand Prize Winner who will receive $250,000 to build their proposed solution. We’ve assembled a diverse panel from the fields of business, tech, […]

Meet the Reimagine: Opportunity Challenge Finalists

In September we launched Reimagine: Opportunity, the first innovation challenge in the Partnership for Freedom competition series. Reimagine: Opportunity solicited new solutions to sustainable housing, economic empowerment, and social services for survivors of human trafficking. We are inspired and thankful for the number of innovative submissions we received. More than 260 organizations representing 39 states […]

Applications Closed

Applications are now closed for the first Partnership for Freedom challenge—Reimagine: Opportunity. In this challenge, we asked participants to submit innovative ideas that would increase the availability, reach and/or quality for survivors of human trafficking in at least one of the following areas: sustainable housing, economic empowerment, or social services. We are thrilled with the […]