Mobile app vs human trafficking launched

Posted at 07/27/14 8:40 AM

MANILA - Reporting cases of human trafficking is now made easier with the launch of the 1343 Actionline mobile application.

The Inter-Agency Council Against Human Trafficking (IACAT) through its Advocacy and Communications Committee (ADVOCOM) and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) recently launched mobile application with the help of Quantum X, the company behind www.workabroad.ph.

The mobile application can be downloaded for free from Google Play in any Android-capable devices mobile phones and tablets. For Iphone and Ipad users, it will also be available from IOS soon.

It has features where users can conveniently report in real-time suspected human trafficking activities with the option of attaching photographs and videos as evidence.

The identities of the users will remain confidential. They will also have access to information and news updates about human trafficking, and directory of IACAT member agencies.

The 1343 Actionline is a 24/7 national hotline facility that responds to emergency or crisis calls from victims of human trafficking and their families.

Since its operationalization in March 2011, the 1343 Actionline has received 21,069 calls which resulted in 296 actual cases involving 249 victims of human trafficking and other related cases such as illegal recruitment and mail-order bride scheme.