“They” (Span. Ellas) is a digital initiative of the National Women’s Network ("Red Nacional de Mujeres") that aims to provide information on gender-based violence in order to facilitate women's actions for the prevention, attention and protection of cases of gender violence.
Problems and Purpose
Created in 2015, "They" (Span. Ellas) is an app and website that provides women in Colombia with information about different types of gender-based violence. A project by the National Women’s Network of Colombia, it aims at empowering victims of sexual, physical, economic or political violence with knowledge about what violence is about, and which authorities to reach out to.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
The app contains a feedback option for women to inform the Red Nacional de Mujeres about the attention they received so that Red can later influence responsible entities to comply with their obligations to protect female victims of gender-based violence. In addition to the app, the project includes a website where women can access training on gender-based violence. Since 2020, the app includes a panic button to alert their chosen emergency contact, in addition to a geolocation tool containing the nearest emergency care facilities. More than 15.000 users have downloaded the up since its creation in 2020.