PETALING JAYA: The fight against human trafficking in the country could be intensified following the launch of the first ever anti-human trafficking mobile application in Southeast Asia.
The app, aptly named “Be My Protector”, is the brainchild of human rights organisations Tenaganita and Change Your World (CYW), and required two years of development leading up to its release.
Describing the launch as a historical moment, Tenaganita director Aegile Fernandez said the app was necessary to allow the public and the victims themselves to have a proper channel to report cases of human trafficking.
“We have enforcement, but that is a different level. That’s when the idea of the app came about. It took us two years of sitting down, brainstorming and testing.
“We could not let the matter just go. I always question why are we the losers in this war against human trafficking? We should be the winners, and today this dream has become a reality,” she said at the launch, here today. Read more