IBM, the UN, campaigners and university students will take part in a hackathon to develop an app to fight human trafficking. The app should help identify victims of sex trafficking, improve coordination between authorities when possible victims are identified at airports and bus terminals, or help prevent the online distribution of child sexual abuse material. Apps should also allow users and victims to report the crime and upload evidence in a safe and anonymous way.
Hackathon winners will be able to further develop their apps and roll them out for use in Colombia.
(Taken from reliefweb.int)
These are examples where technology and businesses can play positive roles in promoting the welfare of and protecting children, migrants and other victims. More of such initiatives are welcome.