Abuse and oppression can take many forms including physical, sexual, psychological, social, racial, and cultural. The trafficking and enslavement of humans is a prominent issue that impacts the global environment and encompasses organized crime, global commerce, and local communities assisting refugees. From domestic violence to cultural oppression, the impact on individuals, families, communities and entire cultures can be significant and long-term.

Between 2010 and 2014, more than 11,700 cases of such violence were reported to the police in the United Kingdom alone, according to Freedom of Information data obtained by the London-based Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO); globally, two thirds of victims (93 percent of whom were women) were killed by their families of origin.

Political, social and cultural oppression can involve multiple jurisdictions and languages with victims spread across multiple countries and continents.

The Internet provides the ideal conduit for communication, research and intelligence gathering into these and related issues, and we have designed our counter-abuse training programs to provide strategic and tactical methodologies for implementing time-sensitive risk assessments, reducing vulnerabilities, and protecting victims.

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