Applications Invited for Supporting Survivors of Modern Slavery Challenge

MIT Solve seeks innovative solutions leveraging ethical technology to support survivors of modern slavery. Join us in addressing critical gaps in support services for over 50 million affected individuals globally. Apply now!

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Applications Invited for Supporting Survivors of Modern Slavery Challenge

Challenge Title: Supporting Survivors of Modern Slavery Challenge
Organization: Solve
Application Deadline: July 1, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT

About the Organization:

  • Initiative of MIT: Solve is an initiative of MIT, aiming to foster new voices and ideas to address global challenges.
  • Open Calls for Solutions: Solve launches open calls for diverse solutions to pressing global challenges, supporting innovators worldwide.
  • Mission: To achieve a more sustainable and equitable future by scaling impactful solutions and driving lasting change.

About the Challenge:

  • Magnitude of Modern Slavery: Over 50 million people are trapped in modern slavery globally, with women and children disproportionately affected.
  • Victim Profile: One in three human trafficking victims are children under 18, with migrants and those of lower socioeconomic status more vulnerable.
  • Challenges Faced by Survivors: Survivors face hurdles such as alienation, lack of basic documents, and limited access to resources like shelter and employment.
  • Role of Technology: Ethical technology, such as AI, can enhance efficiency and impact in supporting survivors, but scalable and tech-focused solutions are lacking.
  • Objective: Seek exceptional solutions leveraging ethical technology to improve and scale critical resources for survivors, including legal, financial, physical, psychological, and social well-being.

Eligibility:

  • Invitation for Submissions: Individuals, teams, and organizations are invited to submit solutions.
  • Encouragement for Survivors: Especially welcome are applications from survivors or those with proximity to human trafficking/modern slavery.
  • Stage Requirement: Solutions must be at least at the prototype stage.
  • Restrictions: MIT Solve cannot accept applications from individuals ordinarily resident in certain countries due to US law.

How to Apply:

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