Mobile Applications Used for Human Rights: A Review

Mobile Applications Used for Human Rights: A Review

Gyanappa A. Walikar (University of Mumbai, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6939-8.ch008

Abstract

A mobile application is a computer program or application developed to run on a small handheld mobile device such as mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs, and so on. Such devices are sold with several apps bundled as pre-installed software, such as a web browser, email client, calendar, mapping program, and an app for buying music or other media or more apps. Apps that are not preinstalled are usually available through distribution platforms called app stores such as the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and BlackBerry App World, etc. Usage of mobile apps has become increasingly prevalent across mobile phone users in the world. A recent study reported that during the previous quarter, more mobile subscribers used apps than browsed the web on their devices. Thus, a mobile application can aid in the prosecution of human rights violations, atrocities, human trafficking, and child laboring. In this chapter, authors provide a comprehensive study, design patterns, usage of several mobile applications designed for protecting human rights.
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Background

To start, the creators position this survey in the affordance and restrictions of human rights talk, particularly as it identifies with women and girls. Expanding upon the subjects and strains specific to the human rights talk, the author discuss the manners by which transnational feminisms address the impact of globalization and the settings of the neighborhood and the worldwide, and in addition the general public and private area. Having built up the focal point in which the author put digital media in this survey of the writing, the author have investigate mobile applications activities as sites where the guarantee of digital media may need to take care of worries around the proliferation of sexual orientation, class, and racial disparity even as they take a stab at worldwide education.

Key Terms in this Chapter

UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund-UNESCO contributes to the global fight against human trafficking by encouraging culturally appropriate, gender, and age sensitive responses based on research and community participation.

IACAT: The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) is the body mandated by law to coordinate and monitor the implementation of Republic Act No. 9208, or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, with the department of justice as the lead agency.

ASI: Anti-Slavery International End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and Slavery.

NHTC: The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.

UNIFEM: United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) provides fund to support and advocate for innovative and catalytic activities that give voice and visibility to the women of the developing world.

NHTH: National Human Trafficking Hotline is a 24/7, confidential, multilingual hotline for victims, survivors, and witnesses of human trafficking.

ILO: International Labour Organization brings together governments, employers, and workers of 187 member states to set labour standards, develop policies, and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men.

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