Time is TBD | Forge Hack - GBV

GBV Hackathon

50% of women have experienced some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime. Our aim with this hackathon is to put an end, reduce or prevent GBV from happening.
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GBV Hackathon

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Forge Hack - GBV

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The major problem experienced in GBV is ignorance, and this has led to increase in women rights violation. This is mainly because of the low speak-up culture of the women involved as a result of unavailability of avenues to stand-up for their rights, societal stand for them or even right admission as regards to law.

In many African countries almost 50% of women have experienced some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime. Consequently, most of these women who experience violence never seek help or report and those reported are often settled out of court.

According to the 2015/16 Demographic Health Survey, experience of violence increases with age; 22% of women aged 15-19 have experienced physical violence compared to 48% of women aged 40-49 (TGNP, 2017). According to STATS-SA  2019, 1 in 3 women is killed per hour, 40% of these murders stem from arguments and domestic violence. During the 1st three weeks of lockdown South Africa recorded 120000 calls on the hotline for abused women and children, which constituted double the normal call volume.

Our major Goal is empowerment of the society and raise awareness about GBV with the aim to put an end or reduce or prevent GBV, and additionally to support GBV victims while in parallel, encourage societal change towards women’s right especially in states where women’s right are disregarded and marginalized.

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