The digital fight against exploitation

Our mission statement

A world without exploitation. That is what Spine is about. Moreover, it determines all of our activities. And there is still a lot of work to be done, because that world does not yet exist: globally, millions of individuals become a victim of human exploitation each year. In addition, the possibilities for offenders have grown with the rise of the digital world. Exploitation almost always has a digital component. Increasingly, it takes place in or via the online world; a world where victims are less visible, but get in touch with online sexual violence, abuse and exploitation more easily. We develop and grow with the digital world to prevent exploitation, identify victims and offer them help using the digital world to our advantage.

Our vision

We are convinced that digital innovation can help us in the fight against exploitation. As a tech NGO, we are the connecting link between organizations from the exploitation field, governments and tech companies, promoting the development and embrace of digital tools. We build our own tools aiming to support victims and professionals who join us in the fight against exploitation and sexual violence. Only together we can stop it. Making tech work against exploitation.

Spine works on various projects, ranging from the prevention of, assistance during victimization and the aftercare for victims, to professional development, research and innovation.

The establishment of Spine was made possible by the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

Spine and the Nationale Postcode Loterij

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