The Impulse Model
Putting an end to human trafficking and exploitation, worldwide.
The Impulse Model (formerly known as The Meghalaya Model) is an internationally acknowledged, holistic method that encourages and engages key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to work together to combat human trafficking.
The Impulse Model was designed by INGON Founder & Chairperson, Hasina Kharbhih.
How Does the Impulse Model Work?
Key stakeholders (such as government departments, law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, civil society organisations, private sector institutions and the media) have their own resources and legal mandates to tackle the complex and multi-layered crime of human trafficking.
For instance, law enforcement would identify themselves with the policing, prevention and protection pillars, while the media’s strengths would lie in the pillars of press and prevention, whereas legal agencies would situate themselves in the prosecution and protection pillars under the Impulse Model.
Therefore, the Impulse Model seeks to bring all these stakeholders together to work in close collaboration while ensuring that one’s efforts and resources do not overlap but enhance one another.
Impulse NGO Network (INGON) recognises that the fight against human trafficking is not a one-man job, and that our partnerships with various stakeholders under the Impulse Model, have to be organised and coordinated, for us to be effective. Which is why we created the Impulse Case Management Centre (ICMC) (formerly known as Impulse Case Info Centre) to enhance and streamline the way we manage and track cases of human trafficking.
This has resulted in an overall increased reliability and efficacy of response to human trafficking and has further strengthened the anti-human trafficking network through increased and continuous communication.
What makes the Impulse Model unique?
At the heart of the Impulse Model, is the Impulse Case Management Centre (ICMC), which records, compiles, and keeps track of all relevant information on human trafficking cases, adhering to the 6 R’s of the Impulse Model formula of 6R + 6P, which is described in detail below.
This process and formula of the Impulse Model makes it replicable anywhere in the world.
The Impulse Model complements the best local practices, and brings together different stakeholders in the fight against trafficking-in-persons under one roof, to create a systematic and collective anti-human trafficking effort.
Currently, the Impulse Model has been replicated in all the eight states of north-east India, and is also being piloted for national replication by the Government of India. It has also been adopted in Myanmar, Nepal and Bangladesh by our local country partners.
Furthermore, several other countries around the world have shown interest in learning about the Impulse Model, and are contemplating its usage in their fight against human trafficking as well.