The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. Of those victims, 68% of them are trapped in forced labor, 26% of them are children, and 55% are women and girls.
While human trafficking is a major global problem, Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, Polaris, is using data to learn more about this issue and prevent future instances of human trafficking and enslavement.
Polaris recently went through a digital transformation -- not one that included lots of buzzworthy technologies like AI and machine learning -- but a transformation that involved a simple upgrade to their data prep process so they could better analyze their data to fight human trafficking. Polaris was gifted a data prep tool from Paxata. Before they had this tool, most of their data sets were being handled manually in Excel.