Missing Children and Women project- Award Announcement

Platform to track, trace and reunite Missing Children and Women – MissingCitizens.org

SocioLadder MENA FZ-LLC was recently awarded the prestigious award for “Most Remarkable Initiative For Commercial Company” for their platform www.MissingCitizens.org at an event held at IHC Jebel Ali, Dubai a Free Zone set up under International Humanitarian City Authority an initiative of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives

Pic Courtesy: IHC Authority – Ms. Bitty Lamba of SocioLadder MENA receiving the award from Giuseppe Saba the CEO of IHC Authority, on behalf of SocioLadder India’s MissingCitizens.org team

MissingCitizens.org is a platform that SocioLadder India has developed in partnership with Dream India Network (DIN). The Platform is a resounding success aligned to SDGs 2, 3 and 4 and is used by the Missing Children Bureau (MCB), the Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of Karnataka, BOSCO an NGO that works for Child Rights and the Karnataka State Police and other state-wide law enforcement authorities

It is one of the most successful public-private partnerships in the social sector linked to Child Rights and Child Development in India

About MissingCitizens.org portal

The www.MissingCitizens.org portal was created with a charter to efficiently bring together various stakeholders who work on the burning issue of missing children and women

According to statistics, each day around 400 children and women go missing in India and the majority of them remain untraced. The portal was developed with the focus on:

  • Collating all complaints pertaining to missing and unaccompanied children and adults at a centralized information repository
  • Validating missing children and women claims via the portal
  • Adoption of the portal by all the key stake holders operating in the rescue, rehabilitation and/r repatriation of missing children and adults
  • Providing centralized access to information that is much needed for Tracking, Tracing and Single Source of intelligence
  • Generating wealth of analytics that can be used for prevention and efficient administration, including but not limited to creating linkages for rehabilitation of missing and unaccompanied children and women

The MissingCitizens.org portal was a resounding success after its launch and continuous improvements over the last several years. It has been ably supported with domain knowledge of luminaries from the field of child rights – including Father Edward and the team at Dream India Network (DIN), who’s dedicated efforts to make this portal a reality is well supported by the social sector commitment from the team at UEV SocioLadder Technologies Pvt Ltd including its Founder Shravan Charya. The key architect and solution scientist of the platform is Vadivel Nataraj, Head of Development at SocioLadder, who has put in his unlimited number of hours for the development of this portal

The portal is used in all the district child welfare offices of the Missing Citizens Bureau (MCB) and the team at DIN, MCB and BOSCO Karnataka have been exceptional contributors to the success of this platform

In 2018, the portal received a direct accreditation from the Child Rights Tribunal acknowledging the positive output of the portal and that all agencies benefit from a single source of information truth. 

The overall impact of the portal has been the successful repatriation of over 3400 children and the commencement of rehabilitation of over 4300 children under the guidance and direction of the Child Welfare Committee and a host of NGOs and CSOs that run foster care and rehabilitation centers including those run by Dream India Network and BOSCO

Key Contacts

Vadivel N, Program Head @ MissingCitizens.org

Key Achievements of the MissingCitizens.org portal are as follows

Email: [email protected]

Out of 7488 missing children, around 3411 children were placed home safely and over 4331 children are being rehabilitated under the able guidance and support of the government and NGOs operating in the space of child rehabilitation in Karnataka including Dream India Network and BOSCO.  

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