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The Refinement phase was our chance to collaboratively strengthen our shortlisted ideas to become even more high-impact.  Read more about how this shortlist was chosen.

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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?

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.

'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

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.