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Eradicating Domestic Violence

Over the past couple of days Disruptor's Handbook has been supporting Vibewire's Hack for Domestic Vi
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Eradicating Domestic Violence
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Over the past couple of days Disruptor’s Handbook has been supporting Vibewire’s Hack for Domestic Violence (#hack4dv), where teams of inspiring individuals have been doing what they can to help address the scourge of domestic violence in Australia.
One in three women in this country have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them. That’s a horrifying statistic. While these extremely high statistics may be a product of increased reporting of  incidents of domestic violence, the fact remains that there is a cultural problem that needs urgent addressing.
While all projects presented at #hack4dv were impressive, the winners of the hackathon included: 
  • Fourth prize - Indivisible - Augmented Reality service to help kids learn about and prevent domestic violence
  • Third prize - Safe Space - A service to help people share stories about their experiences of domestic violence
  • Second prize - DV Detect - A service to help identify and support victims of domestic violence
  • First prize - ManBot - An artificial intelligence oriented solution to help detect potential cases of domestic violence
The projects built at #hack4dv are an important contribution to changing cultural attitudes, even through the vector of reporting and safety systems for victims of domestic violence. And they represent a chance for the tech community - with its own problems in the way it treats women - to lead the way in building safe, tolerant and supportive domestic environments. 

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