Tech vs. Abuse – Women & Girls, Online Spaces, Abusive Control & Coercion – Report
Date: March 23, 2017
CHAYN is an award-winning, open-source project that leverages technology to empower women against violence and oppression so they can live happier and healthier lives. Running solely on the passion of more than 300 skilled volunteers from13 countries, Chayn leverages technology to address the problems women face today in a dozen countries.
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Tech vs Abuse: Research Findings
Every year, over two million people experience domestic abuse. This includes 100,000 people who are at high risk of murder and serious harm; 95,000 of those are women. There are 130,000 children living in these homes (SafeLives 2016). Domestic abuse takes many forms: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional, with control and coercion at its heart. Its impact on individuals and families is profound and long-lasting. Homes are meant to be places of love and safety, yet in every community in the country – there are homes that have become places of fear. Similarly, we are increasingly living our lives online as technology has revolutionised how we communicate, keep in touch with friends and family and manage our lives. Yet these online spaces are also subject to abusive control and coercion.