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Monday, May 27, 2013

Amnesty International Mobile alert system for activists - Global Impact Challenge finalist

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The Global Impact Challenge supports British non-profits using tech to tackle the world's toughest problems. The 10 finalists are in, help decide who wins. Project: Amnesty International will work with activists and partners to develop a mobile alert system that enables individuals to immediately transmit a message to their trusted networks in an emergency. Impact: Human rights activists are under threat around the world. Too often they are subject to violence, torture, or disappearance. Amnesty International plans to launch a mobile alert system, and train and support activist networks to use it. The system will be scaled globally, aiming to reach between 75,000-100,000 people over 2.5 years. This rapid response tool will revolutionise the way activists work and therefore how human rights are protected around the world.

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