The Inspiration phase has ended, but there's plenty more to collaborate on! Check out the other challenge phases as we design technology ideas to support human rights in the face of unlawful detention.
A system for political activists & people that are at risk of unlawful arrest that triggers an alert when someone doesn't check into it. An alert is sent to Amnesty international / Family / Friends.
Using peer to peer mobile networks would aid communication between those who are detained unlawfully or their families to communicate with support groups. Allowing users to communicate by using cell phones without the need for cell towers
My story is not nearly as life-altering, but I think it might still be able to lend some insights to the project. I've been searching for a job for two months, and the fact that I haven't got a formal interview makes me feel powerless...
Many medical devices exist, either in pendant form, bracelet, or subcutaneous (below the skin) that provide tracking and monitoring to emergency services and loved ones. These devices are particularly useful for people at risk and living alone.
Bribespot is a mobile app with which people can easily, and anonymously, report instances where they are asked for a bribe. Not only is it a way to make corruption visible, it is also a way to share stories and show the effect of corruption.
This is a great movie where there are detainees and detainers, there are unlawful detentions and some of the detainees disappear under custody. There are humans and non-humans and non-humans are the ones that suffer!
Last week I did my first tandem skydive. I jumped out of a plane at 18,000 ft with an instructor attached to my back. I was utterly powerless and had to put my trust in a random stranger to do the right thing.
In the aftermath of the 2009 Iranian Presidential elections protesters took to the streets. Many of them were detained and beaten by officials and others. With mobile phones people video/photographed the transgressors and exposed their faces online.
We attended a workshop today, where we came across a project called, "Ghana ThinkTank".Projects like this one, could help in educating people about human rights and finding solutions to problems like unlawful detention.
This new AI program would raise awareness of detainment and allow people to join from all over the world. When you are traveling you abroad you could join AI and get a safety pass that would allow you to get security announcements and updates.