Global Domestic Violence Prevention App Challenge

“Following the momentum of the mPreventViolence workshop, The Avon Foundation for Women and the Institute of Medicine are challenging teams of individuals from the fields of domestic violence prevention and communications technologies to come together to raise awareness about and to help prevent domestic violence against women and children. This is a global challenge, and teams from both the US and abroad are encouraged to register.

The Challenge

Mobile- and web-based apps built on platforms open to the general public are eligible and will be evaluated based on the integration of evidence-based information, design and usability, creativity and innovation, potential for impact, and transferability to low- and middle-income countries. Apps can focus on primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention. Submissions must be accompanied by a proof of concept statement. For the purposes of the Ending Violence @ Home Challenge, the term domestic violence includes all forms of intimate partner violence, dating violence, child abuse, and others forms of violence that occur in the home. More information on terms and eligibility will be posted on March 8.

The Prizes

1st Prize – US$10,000
2nd Prize – US$7,500
3rd Prize – US$5,000
4th Prize – US$2,500

Registration and Submission

Registration opens on March 8, 2012 and will remain open until May 31, 3012. Teams will have until July 31, 2012 to submit their completed entries. More information on the registration and submission process will be posted on March 8.”

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