Some students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have developed software to unmask human traffickers, track and rescue victims while also creating awareness about the odious industry. The three students; David Popoola, Eyitayo Ogunbiyi and Chukwudumebi Onwuli of System Engineering and Computer Engineering departments of the University of Lagos designed a web application that helps both trafficked victims and their loved ones learn about human trafficking and access to tools that can potentially save them.
According to a statement, yesterday, by the UNODC, the students emerged winners of Hackathon for Justice event organised in Lagos by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in partnership with Facebook and Africa TeenGeeks was designed to spark
creativity in young people while pushing their coding capabilities for 24 hours.
The goal of the Hackathon was for participants to leverage technology to find solutions to rule of law challenges in the areas of corruption, integrity and ethics; crime prevention and criminal justice; organized crime; human trafficking and terrorism and violent extremism. Beyond educating young people about the global challenges to the rule of law, Education For Justice (E4J) also seeks to inspire them to be part of their solution and become positive agents of change in their societies. This goal is only attainable by giving youth a say in matters related to crime, justice and the rule of law.