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Using Technology to Combat GBV – New Innovations, New Opportunities

June 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


June 29, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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GBV Task Force

Using Technology to Combat GBV – New Innovations, New Opportunities

View presentations from the event and resources here.

Panelists for this Gender-Based Violence Task Force event featured three panelists included, ElsaMarie D’Silva, founder of the SafeCity crowd-mapping foundation and recent recipient of the Global Leadership Award by Vital Voices; Dr. Ranit Mishori, a physician and head of the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Global Health Initiatives; and Jennifer Curran, an M&E technical specialist at MEASURE Evaluation.

The panelists shared lessons and challenges they have experienced in implementing mobile-based technologies to combat and report instances of GBV. Data from SafeCity’s crowd-mapping of street harassment allow women more agency and mobility in their cities and led to municipal services addressing infrastructure issues that perpetuated an environment of harassment.  The second presentation highlighted the design and implementation of mobile-based GBV referral system piloted in Botswana, and the third described an app called “mJustice” to be used by frontline health workers to forensically and clinically document sexual violence and that is about to be launched in DRC.

This event, supported by USAID through the PACE and Advancing Partners & Communities projects, brought together nearly 50 participants from the Washington, DC area and 28 participants online.