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USAID challenges students to use technology to combat human trafficking

The United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) is calling on college and university students within and outside the United States to develop creative technology solutions to prevent human trafficking, rescue victims, and provide assistance to survivors.



Traffickers use technology, such as cell phones and social networking sites, to ensnare their victims. USAID is challenging students to use technology for positive purposes to combat trafficking in developing countries.


The organization's Tech Contest will be accepting submissions from November 28, 2012 to January 31, 2013, midnight EST (USA).


  • One 1st place prize of $5,000 will be given to the top entry and one or more runner-up prizes will be awarded in the amount of $2,500.


    In addition, winners will be invited to showcase and discuss their winning ideas with USAID personnel and their implementing and donor partners.


Click here to learn more about the Tech Contest.