The Impulse method is a holistic method to address human trafficking by engaging the necessary stakeholders to work in collaboration and strengthen each other’s work. Each of the stakeholders are connected to each other and work in close coordination so as to not overlap their efforts and resources thereby making their work more effective. The Impulse Model’s case management system follows 6 R’s: Reporting, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Repatriation,Reintegration and Re-compensation. Each of these parts in case management is vital and needs to be carried out with efficient, victim-friendly procedures, involving the necessary stakeholders in the process. Therefore, to provide holistic anti-human trafficking response and proper case management, the tools of 6 P’s are necessary: Partnership, Prevention, Protection, Policing, Press and Prosecution. The Software is currently under finalization and it will be launched shortly in the 8 states of North East India, free-of-charge. The Software will also be revised to be suitable to be available for Myanmar Anti-Human Trafficking Forces. Therefore, the Software will provide both national and international communication channel for Anti-Human Trafficking Units to share information and collaborate in human trafficking cases.
The 2016 National Crime Records Bureau conducted a study which showed around thirty-four thousand people were kidnapped for the purpose of marriage, almost half of them were under 18. Out of the 35 million people trafficked worldwide, there are 14 million victims just in India but sadly less than a thousand cases are handled nationwide. With the increasing use of technology, these crimes can be controlled and prevented and the culprits could be identified and penalized.
We hope that with continued dedicated efforts by everyone in the direction of social change and with the silver lining in sight that our previous endeavors have provided, we are hopeful of technology bringing in change with a ripple effect.