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117 Brian Iselin slave free trade

117 Brian Iselin slave free trade

Brian Iselin  Slavefreetrade ….Brian is an Australian/Swedish counter-slavery campaigner. He is a former soldier (6 years) and Federal Agent (13 years) who, for the last almost 20 years has specialised in counter-slavery operations around the world. While posted aboard as a Federal Agent in China, he started seeing human trafficking cases, and switched priorities to counter-slavery work. He started slave free trade www.slavefreetrade.org  in 2018 to shake up a number of things about the way we tackle modern slavery.

Tens of millions of children, globally, are victims of slavery. We talk of the mammoth task to protect the vulnerable and try to afford some children the childhood they deserve. We talk of the need for much more coordinated action and coming together of all statutory and not for profit groups to maximise awareness, resources and legislation to this widespread abomination.

The Freedomer App

We are building the Freedomer App to be a community platform for like-minded consumers to get together and use their combined voice to demand better working conditions for the world’s most vulnerable. If you want your favourite things to be made without modern slavery, this is the way to voice it. As a Freedomer, you can use the App to petition your favourite brands for more transparency about manufacturing facilities ref slave free trade, mount campaigns, gather support for your campaign, even host chats with other people & experts and help usher in an end to modern slavery. You can build momentum with other Freedomers joining you within the app as well as through social media. Engage in dialogue with like-minded consumers and industry experts to keep track of how companies are performing on social sustainability metrics as they listen to their workers.

In order to create the App they are running a crowdfund. www.wemakeit.com….project….the power of your choice

With their volunteer developerss, we estimate 6-8 months of development. If we are able to accelerate that either by the crowdfund to buy full-time dev hours, or by more volunteer commitments, we want to see that time reduced dramatically and get it into people’s hands faster.

We have designed the App screens as of now and are currently optimising the App user flow.

Phase 2 of the Freedomer App will include the ability to scan objects to determine its Made In Freedom rating, creating a marketplace of slavefree products and services so you know you are making the right choice

You can contact Brian at brian.iselin@slavefreetrade.org 

Thanks as always to albadigitalmedia.com for their technical help

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116 Lt Joseph E Laramie Ret

116 Lt Joseph E Laramie Ret

Lt. Joseph E. Laramie, ret.   Program Manager  National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College. Joe has been involved in combatting crimes against children for over three decades in senior law enforcement positions.

He is a Program Manager with the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College working in the Missing and Exploited Children’s and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Training and Technical Assistance Programs.  He retired from the Glendale, Missouri Police Department, with more than 30 years of child protection, investigation and training experience.  During his time with Glendale PD he was a child abuse investigator, created the Greater St. Louis ICAC Task Force, and became the founding Commander of the Missouri ICAC Task Force.  He later was an Administrator with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, with responsibility for online crimes against children, human trafficking and the computer forensic lab.  He served as a subject matter expert on the Missouri Governor’s Cyberbullying Task Force, the Missouri Task Force for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Child Sex Trafficking Training Project.  He is currently serving on the Tennessee DCS Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Committee, and the Board of Directors for the Davis House, a Child Advocacy Center in his home of Franklin, TN.

We talk of the evolution of safeguarding children, the attitudes and the misconceptions that existed and the myriad of challenges that face colleagues today.

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115 Human Traffiking. Follow the Money.

115 Human Traffiking. Follow the Money.

ATII stands for the Anti Human Traffiking Intelligence Initiative http://www.followmoneyfightslavery.org  a non profit organisation promoting corporate responsibility,awareness raising,intelligence integration,technical advancement and data collaboration.SAM GRABER is the chief Communications Officer of followmoneyfightslavery.org ATII

We talk of the importance of identifying supply chains in traffiking situations and how front line workers can learn from financial analysts. 

Dr. Samantha Graber comes from a holistic healthcare background and has solidified her niche within the ATII team. She comes to ATII with not only an uncanny skill for looking at complex problems holistically, she brings with her a wealth of personal experience navigating the human trafficking world through “boots on the ground” volunteering and tactical strategy. Samantha has completed the US Department of Justice’s Law Enforcement Investigative Response to Child Sex Trafficking course which gives her a unique perspective into law enforcement’s response to this egregious criminal network. This blend of experiences will keep ATII mission-centered and vision-driven in combatting all forms of human traffiking.

Dr. Samantha Graber was an active clinician for over 25 years during which she saw how preventable problems spiral out of control when the core issues are not identified and corrected. This is how ATII. she views the scourge of human trafficking. Samantha will work to unify the anti-human trafficking community through her work at ATII.

I plan to follow up this podcast with a second after March 11th onlineSummit https://followmoneyfightslavery.org/summit/  a packed day of information and education with panels of expert speakers. ( an audience of 1600 already booked )

My thanks , as always , to http://albadigitalmedia.com  for their help on the technical side of this podcast.

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