29 Jul 2014

Mobile app to combat human trafficking

3:39 pm on 29 July 2014

A Pacific human rights group is creating a mobile app and translating laws in an effort to combat human trafficking in Pacific Islands.

At least 12 Pacific nations were represented by 75 women at the Pacific Women's Indigenous Network's Think Tank Talanoa in Auckland to workshop ideas that can be taken back to their countries.

The event's key speaker, and human rights advocate Suzanna Tiapula, says the strategies combine old and new technology to spread the message.

"There's a woman who has agreed to author an article on the convention on the rights of a child in Kiribati. There were two other individuals who were looking at creating an app to make some of this information available to younger Pacific Islander women."

Suzanna Tiapula says the group also devised plans to support trafficking victims and will make the information from the think tank available to women in other Pacific countries.