Having endured exploitation, survivors may find that traffickers have hijacked their financial identity or banking products for money-laundering or other criminal purposes, spoiling their credit record and complicating financial reintegration.
The Survivor Inclusion Initiative works with financial institutions and survivor support organizations to address these problems and promote financial access to help prevent and remedy modern slavery and human trafficking.
It launched in September 2019 in Canada, UK and the US and will expand to other jurisdictions. The Survivor Inclusion Initiative brings together a dedicated coalition of financial institutions and survivor support organizations to facilitate survivor access to basic banking services, such as checking and savings accounts, and to help survivors’ financial recovery to become full financial participants in their communities.
Access the Survivor Inclusion Initiative here.
Suggested citation: Survivor Inclusion Initiative : UNU-CPR, 2023.