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My Guest Post on Thorn: The Fight Against Child Exploitation, Powered by a Text Message



Doing good through technology is a main objective at Twilio, which is why we have an entire program focused on making communications technology accessible to organizations who are doing good in the world.

We've seen some incredible things from nonprofits utilizing communications technology in their work, particularly in the area of fighting child exploitation and keeping women safe. Recently I was able to highlight some of these projects and discuss how social good organizations can use voice and messaging technologies to reach their mission. An excerpt below, and head over to Thorn to read the full post.


When a victim of human trafficking tries to reach out for help, a phone call can be dangerous – even life threatening. That’s where a text message can make a difference. Our mission with is to provide social good organizations with the communications tools that help them make a greater impact. Since launching last year, we’ve seen organizations innovate on the Twilio platform to aid in the fight against child sexual exploitation. The main point of communication? A text message.Read more on the Thorn blog.