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For the family members (particularly the wives) of the unlawfully detained, one of the hardest parts of detainment is the loss of a confidante. How can we use technology to develop an emotional network of support for them?

15 evaluations so far

Around the world, from the Arab Spring to Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaigns to African Crisis Mapping to Occupy Wall Street, people are using mobile phones & online social networks/media to become activists & communicate important information.

17 evaluations so far

The inspiration was: interruption-based security architecture. The concept: Someone is detained. He was suppose to ping the system saying "I'm OK", but he can't. Because of this, a series of smart alarms are created.

28 evaluations so far

A universal emergency number for reporting unlawful detention. Can be used to gain immediate help as well as long term support for the detainees and their families.

15 evaluations so far

'Take Action on Google' utilizes the Google Map open source API technology ( to create an interactive platform, bringing victims, supporters and the general public together into an online visual environment

20 evaluations so far

Each country is different and families and friends of detainees need to have advice that is relevant to them in their countries. In some countries it may endanger a detainee if a large public awareness campaign is launched; on the other hand in other places it can make a difference. Let's create a site with a wiki system with advice that pertains to each locale so that friends and family can know how best to act to protect their loved ones.

15 evaluations so far

This concept is based on a radio broadcast I heard, which detailed the utilization of radio in Colombia to allow family members to send messages over the air to reach their loved ones who have been kidnapped.

14 evaluations so far