Apprise Selected as Finalist in the World Justice Challenge

Apprise has been selected as one of the 30 finalists in the World Justice Challenge and will be showcased at the World Justice Forum VI in the Hague, happening from the 29th April to the 2nd May.

Apprise started in 2017, as a collaboration between the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) and The Mekong Club, an Anti Human Trafficking NGO based in Hong Kong, with the aim to enhance front-line responders’ (FLRs) screening of workers for indications of labor exploitation and human trafficking. Global estimates suggest that approximately 25 million people are trapped in situations of forced labor or human trafficking. The most recent figures state that in 2017, 100,000 victims of human trafficking were identified and subsequently helped, correlating to only 0.2% of the total number of victims worldwide. This significant disparity indicates that current identification techniques are failing workers who are trapped in these vulnerable work conditions.