The App Against Abuse

Domestic abuse is rife in India’s Dharavi slum, where the Little Sister Project uses the new Eyewatch app to improve reporting and track repeat violence.

Launched in 2014 by the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA)—a Mumbai-based NGO—the project trained 160 local women to identify and report incidents of gender violence using Android smartphones. Once cases are brought to SNEHA, counselors help survivors file police reports and offer legal support.

The next big hurdle is getting the police to act. “They say such issues should be settled at home,” says Bhanuben, a SNEHA community worker.
The Guardian

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