A Toolkit for Mobile App Development for Ending Violence Against Women

EVAW Apps

Safe Agent 008

Category: Response

Free

Safe Agent 008 is a personal network notification app for users to be able to discreetly and quickly contact up to 10 trusted family and friends if they feel unsafe. This app also has an anonymous reporting feature to further advocacy efforts for improved safety and security in urban spaces.

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7 Plus

Category: Prevention

Free

7 Plus has a series of voice narrated features to increase awareness about relevant rights and laws, motivational stories from other women working in the sector, and dial-in features to peer and support groups.

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Krousar Koumrou

Category: Prevention

Free

Through a series of animated features and a sharable quiz, this app will help change negative attitudes and be an educational tool to increase knowledge to end domestic violence.

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Safetipin

Category: Prevention

Free

Designed to collect data about violence and map this as a method of providing reliable data to users and stakeholders and an awareness-raising tool to inspire activism. Key features include:

  • Tracking: track a person who has turned his/her Track Me button on
  • SafetyScore: safety score of locality or place by 9 parameters of Safety Audit
  • Locate: search for useful establishments nearby
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Hollaback!

Category: Prevention

Free

Allows women to report their harassment in real time. A victime can anonymously report an incident and share stories with the community.

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Not your baby

Category: Prevention

Free

Not Your Baby’s content is based on ideas and experiences shared by 238 people who responded to a survey on the issues. It won’t have all the answers, but it can help you get a real understanding of how others have responded and how they found support.

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What It Is Quiz

Category: Prevention

Free

Funded by TELUS and Department of Justice Canada, “What It Is” is a Canada-wide online and mobile quiz game that raises awareness about sexual violence and supports youth 12 to 25 dealing with sexual violence. It was created with diverse youth and launched on November 25, 2010 in honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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Freedom Charity

Category: Prevention

Free

The main aspects of the app are concerned with 3 main groups.You, as a potential victim of forced marriage, or other abuse. Your friend, as the best person to help you,and to see the signs of abuse. And professionals who are educated by the app to look for signs of abuse.

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td411

Category: Prevention

Free

Td411 is a mobile app developed to provide teenagers with information on dating and teen dating violence. Through this mobile app, developed by Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), teenagers will obtain valuable information on healthy and unhealthy relationships, safety planning and available resources for getting help. CCADV is a membership organization composed of Connecticut’s 18 domestic violence service organizations. Services provide by member organizations include counseling, support groups, emergency shelter, court advocacy, and safety planning.

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Love is not abuse

Category: Prevention

Free

This application simulates for parents the abuse that many teens endure in their dating relationships. For just a few minutes, application users will receive text messages, emails and phone calls from a ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’ that mimic the actual communications abused teens receive - in many cases, all day and night. Videos on such topics as privacy invasion, deleting a partner’s friends on social networks and unauthorized access to a boyfriend or girlfriend’s social networks teach parents about the destructive behaviors in digitally abusive relationships.

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One Love My Plan

Category: Prevention

Free

Everyone deserves to be safe in their intimate relationship. That’s why the One Love Foundation and researchers created My Plan to help college-age women, and the friends who care about them, learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships and find personalized information and resources.

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R3: Recognize, Respond and Refer

Category: Prevention

Free

The R3 App, which stands for Recognize, Respond and Refer, is the first mobile domestic abuse screening tool in the U.S. and the leverages the research based HITS screening tool created 13 years ago and used across the globe.

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RUsafe

Category: Prevention

Free

RUSafe is a free dangerous relationship assessment app serving the continental United States. RUSafe invites the user to answer a series of questions about her/his relationship. The app then calculates the responses and, if there is cause for concern, it will enable the user to directly call the Domestic Violence Hotline nearest them. If the user is in immediate lethal danger, she/he can call 911 directly from the app. RUSafe is based on the Danger Assessment developed by Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Learn more at www.RUSafe.net.

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VINEmobile

Category: Protection

Free

VINEmobile is the mobile app version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. The app allows victims to register for timely and reliable information regarding the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and concerned citizens can register to be notified by phone, email, text message (where applicable) or TTY device when an offender’s custody status changes. Users can also register through their participating state or county toll-free number.

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iEAA (Evidence Abuse Affidavit)

Category: Protection

Free

This Application provides users with a step by step method to create and record their EAA using an iPad 2/3 or iPhone 4G and above. The App walks potential victims through the process of creating their own video testimony and then securely time stamps the video to prove it's existence.

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Document it!

Category: Protection

Free

The application Document It is designed by Training Insititute on Strangulation Prevention to help women document their incidents and references of an event. Gather as much detail as possible using a mobile application and submit the evidence to law enforcement officers or to an attorney with a click of a button.

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Stop a Stalker

Category: Protection

Free

Empower yourself to stop being a victim, and take action against a stalker. Collect information, collate it, and report to authorities in a simple app made for victims of stalking. Made in conjunction with leading criminologists and victim support forums, StopaStalker is your tool to start fighting back.

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Safenight

Category: Response

Free

SafeNight is a mobile app that alerts individual donors to fund hotel rooms when local domestic violence shelters are full. Agencies use a web-based tool to send a request for emergency funding and donors receive an opportunity to pay via SafeNight.

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Eyewatch

Category: Response

Free

With the click of a button, Eyewatch informs your Call Guardians where you are and what is happening. Eyewatch is the only known app in the world which captures audio before activation, Records Video after, and calls your Call Guardians one after the other on Speakerphone automatically. Eyewatch uses both GPS and Network triangulation algorithms to determine your location with maximum accuracy and share it with your call Guardians.

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Circle of 6

Category: Response

Free

Circle of 6 lets you choose six trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with your exact location. It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps is all it takes. Circle of 6 also connects you to 24h hotlines for safety and information, as well as Scarleteen.com, a comprehensive online sexual health resource.

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VithU

Category: Response

Free

VithU, is an emergency App that, at the click of the power button of your smartphone 2 times consecutively begins sending out alert messages every 2 minutes to your contacts that you feed into the app as the designated receivers or guardians. The message says "I am in danger. I need help. Please follow my location."

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Shake SOS

Category: Response

Free

ShakeSOS (Code name "Nirbhaya") is an innovative Android app to prevent sexual assuault or any other crime with you. It is a secure way to call for help and let your friend and family know about any danger you are in. Just shake your device to instantly and securely share your location and custom message with your family and friends.

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Aspire News

Category: Response

Free

Aspire News is a free application which contains summaries of top stories in world, sports, and entertainment news, from the When Georgia Smiled: Robin McGraw Foundation (and powered by Yahoo!). Additionally, if someone you know is in an abusive relationship—or if that someone is you—the Help Section of the application contains resources for victims of domestic violence.

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On Watch

Category: Response

Free

OnWatchOnCampus® is designed to help keep you safe by giving you the tools to plan and inform the people you trust when you need help. OnWatchOnCampus® has six customizable alert modes that allow you the flexibility to alert your friends, your Campus Police, local 911 or a combination of all three if you need help. In just two taps, you can send out an alert via phone, text, email and Facebook.

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FightBack

Category: Response

Free

FightBack, the women's safety application, sends SOS alerts from your phone. FightBack uses GPS, SMS, location maps, GPRS ,email and your Facebook account to inform your loved ones in case you are in danger.

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On Watch

Category: Response

Free

iFollow won Nasscom AppFame AWARD for ladies safety. iFollow is a personal app which works on your mobile silently. This works as a background activity to reduce power consumption. iFollow is an app developed for helping people in accidents or similar danger situations. Once iFollow is activated, your phone is capable to generate calls to your prime contacts by just shaking the device.

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Women's Security App

Category: Response

Free

Here we introduces an app which ensures the safety of women.This helps to identify and call on resources to help the one out of dangerous situations.This reduce risk and bring assistance when we need it and help us to identify the location of the one in danger. We recommend our app since it have some key features which diverse it from others.

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Damini

Category: Response

Free

Amidst increasing concerns for safety of women, KloudData Inc. has tried to do its bit by bringing forth this app ‘Damini’ for the safety of ladies. Aptly named in tribute to the Delhi brave heart, this app helps women in distress immediately alert their near and dear ones by sending an SOS message that has their current address and location details. Moreover, the app starts recording video clips using phone’s camera, continuously sends the recorded clips to Cloud and also sends the links to these videos as SMS to the group. You can create the alert group by adding people from the phone’s contact book. Just long press a particular contact to remove it from the group.

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