Apprise was showcased in the World Justice Forum 2019 as one of the finalists of the World Justice Challenge 2019.
The World Justice Forum VI took place at The Hague from April 29 - May 2, 2019. The purpose of the forum was to:
- Highlight key research findings on the relationship between justice and sustainable development;
- Showcase successful solutions that deliver justice and strengthen the rule of law;
- Foster multi-sectoral collaboration; and
- Mobilize commitments to increase access to justice.
One of the highlights of the even was the launch of the 'Justice for All' report, that draws on research by the world’s leading justice organizations and experts to provide an estimate of the global justice gap, using an approach that puts people at the center of justice systems and justice at the heart of sustainable development.
At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lies a vision of a “just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met.” Justice is a thread that runs through all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without increased justice, the world will not be able to end poverty, reduce inequality, reach the furthest behind first, create conditions for shared and sustainable prosperity, or promote peace and inclusion.
Towards safe work and economic opportunity for all
Under this year's theme "Realizing justice for all", Dr Hannah Thinyane represented the Apprise team at the event, where 300+ governmental and non-governmental actors, private sector leaders, practitioners, researchers, and students, gathered to discuss opportunities for advancing the rule of law for sustainable development. On Tuesday, 30th April, Dr Thinyane made a presentation about Apprise, 'Apprise: Proactive and Consistent Screening of Vulnerable Populations for Labour Exploitation' on the panel 'Toward Safe Work and Economic Opportunity for All' from 10:30-12:00, as part of the session 'Spotlight on the World Justice Challenge'.
The World Justice Forum VI 2019 was an exciting and unique opportunity, not only to showcase Apprise - a tool for screening vulnerable populations to unmask forced labour and human trafficking - and meet potential new partners for the project, but also to learn about other projects in other parts of the world that tirelessly work to bring justice to all, particularly the most vulnerable people affected by conflict, violence, inequality and poverty.
Read the report here, on pages 25-26.