Gender & Social Policy, gender equality, gender-based violence, ICT Applications, ict for development (ictd), ICT Policy and Strategies, information and communications technology, mobile technologies
Critical Mass? How the Mobile Revolution Could Help End Gender-Based Violence

One of the most immediate ways that NGOs and other organizations are helping women avoid danger is through new mobile applications. Most follow a similar format; they offer users multiple options for alerting family and friends in times of danger via SMS (“short message service,” or texting), automated phone calls, e-mail, and/or social media platforms, like Facebook. They use online forms for submitting reports, pinpointing locations of attacks, and uploading photographic evidence where feasible and appropriate. They enable GPS functionality to aggregate and map real-time locations of violence. And many of them employ the free and open source visualization and information collection platform, Ushahidi.

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