For three years, Digital Democracy has worked alongside local grassroots partner Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV) to design and launch technologies to help the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in Haiti. When the commitment was made in fall 2010, the focus was on four areas: mobiles, data, media, and mapping. Although the commitment has been completed, all four areas continue to be addressed through integrated services including a call center, database and media platform.
A 24-hour free emergency response hotline to connect GBV survivors to essential urgent care facilities and support services. The hotline has fielded over 8,000 calls since its launch and connected more than 300 GBV survivors to medical, legal and psychosocial care.
A comprehensive system to track, analyze, map, and share GBV-related data with local, national, and international partners in order to increase preventive measures and advocacy. The system currently contains over 1,100 documented incidents of GBV.
A free and anonymous digital platform for Haitian women to tell their stories in English, French, and Creole. The platform has received over 7,000 page views since fall 2010.
A more empowered role for KOFAVIV in the national and international GBV policy decision-making process.
Haiti's first ever Hackathon brought ringing together grassroots women leaders, and Haitian and international technologists to build out an online resource map for GBV services throughout the country.
Heightened national and international awareness of the issue of GBV in Haiti.
Increased technical skills and employment opportunities among low-income Haitian women. (Full time employment for nine women in technology positions and training of 120 women in basic digital literacy, community journalism, blogging and SMS networking)
Sustainable sources of funding for KOFAVIV.
Together, Dd and KOFAVIV have built stronger channels for Haitian women and girls to fully participate in social, political, and economic policymaking in their communities, in their country, and in the world at large.