A couple in Assam, India, show a photo of their daughter who was trafficked to Delhi at the age of 14, and whom they had not seen since. Photo: Gethin Chamberlain

To defeat human trafficking, we must first know its scale

Monique Villa and Matthew Friedman say the still uncoordinated global fight against modern-day slavery shows a failure to harness the power of using data to track and disable crime syndicates

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A couple in Assam, India, show a photo of their daughter who was trafficked to Delhi at the age of 14, and whom they had not seen since. Photo: Gethin Chamberlain
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Matthew Friedman

Matthew Friedman

Matthew Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with 29 years’ experience as a manager, programme designer, evaluator and frontline responder. He is currently chief executive officer of The Mekong Club, an organisation of Hong Kong-based private sector business leaders who have joined forces to help fight human trafficking in Asia.