SMS SOS Haiti – Gender Based Violence

From mobile active’s Melissa Ulbricht:

“Since the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January, thousands of internally displaced persons are living in camps, where it is often not easy to report incidences of violence. An ongoing project from Survivors Connect uses mobile phones to support camp managers and community leaders to protect women and encourage people to report incidences. The project, called Ayiti SMS SOSAyiti comes from the Creole word for Haiti — allows individuals to submit reports via SMS.

Survivors Connect is an organization that works to enhance anti-trafficking movements around the world through the use of new media and connective technology. Survivors Connect partners with grassroots organizations to incorporate new technology to help improve on-the-ground efforts toward protection, prosecution, and prevention.”

http://mobileactive.org/case-studies/sms-sos-reporting-gender-based-violence

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