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Johns Hopkins University and Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli short-listed by Womanity Fundation

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29 January 2016


On 26 January 2016  the Womanity Award selected Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli as finalists to compete for a three year grant to tackle violence against women through ICTs.


Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Comitato Internationale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli’s proposal focuses on women and girls exposed to Intimate Partner Violence in Mogadishu, Somalia. Abused women often have little formal support or resources available to them, and cannot openly get help without further endangering themselves or their children. MyPlan is a free, online and smart phone decision-making app that helps women to consider the severity of violence in their relationship, along with other risk factors, to decide whether to leave an abusive partner, and to create a tailored, safe action plan for doing so, linking into resources available locally. Since its release in January 2014, the app has already been downloaded over 9,000 times.


The other finalist pairs are Association for Progressive Communications (South Africa) and La Sandia Digital (Mexico), Tactical Tech Collective (Germany) and Just Associates (JASS) Mesoamerica (Mexico/Costa Rica), Champlain College, Emergent Media Centre (USA) and Grassroot Soccer (South Africa).


In May 2016, Womanity will announce the winners of the Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women, at OuiShare Fest in Paris.


For further information:

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing – http://nursing.jhu.edu/

 

Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli- www.cisp-som.org

 

 

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