Using Art to Humanise Missing Persons Cases

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Creators, 12 April 2017 A new art project is reimagining the way we think about missing persons cases. ‘The Unmissables’ pairs illustrators and writers with people who have been reported missing, asking them to tell personal stories that make each case far more compelling than a profile on the back of a milk carton. Read the full article here.

Unmissable artworks to help find lost loved ones

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The Age, 9 April 2017 What do you miss when someone isn’t there, what makes them unmissable? Is it their smell? Their touch? The sound of their voice? Or maybe it’s the way they laugh? For Tej Chitnis’ loved ones, they miss everything about him. Read the full article here.

Hacking for humanity to help women grow and connect with technology

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Generosity Magazine, 23 March 2017 MPAN provides support to family and loved ones of a missing person in their darkest time. The team wanted to make the process of creating a search campaign as easy as possible. The team created a solution that simplifies the campaign creation process and automatically generates posters, social media assets […]

Global non-profit Girls in Tech teams up with REA Group to host its first Hacking for Humanity event in Melbourne

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Smart Company, 28 February 2017 The hackathon involved more than 80 tech developers and creative thinkers team up with eight charities, including Headspace and the Missing Persons Advocacy Network, which was founded by Loren O’Keeffe after her brother went missing in 2011. “Making a tool like these guys have done … means the world to people who […]

Vodafone introduces new ‘missing persons’ bill policy

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WA Today, 5 December 2016 Vodafone has introduced a new dedicated “missing persons” policy so family and friends of customers listed as missing can better manage their account. Its believed to be the first policy of its kind by an Australian telco company and only came into effect several days ago. The new procedure will give “authorised representatives” permission to manage […]