Ending all discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, it’s crucial for sustainable future; it’s proven that empowering women and girls helps economic growth and development.
There have been strides in improving gender equality, but there is significant room for improvement. One specific challenge that needs addressing is sexual violence.
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Prioritizing Rape Survivor Supports
According to RAINN, an American is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds. While women and girls (and especially women of color) are primarily impacted, men are also affected.
- There is a significant backlog of rape kits, which creates an obstacle to prosecuting perpetrators.
- While there are many resources for reporting rape and supporting survivors, the overall reporting experience is not designed to meet the mental and physical needs of the patient.
How might we redesign the rape kit processing system, as well as the rape reporting and support system, to more effectively prosecute rapists and ensure better outcomes for survivors?
Creating an Exit Strategy: How to Leave an Abusive Relationship
In the United States, approximately 10 million people experience physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner every year.
Leaving an abusive relationship is not just emotionally hard, it is logistically difficult. With circumstances like entangled financial services, apps that track an individual’s location, and home devices that can be used for spying, abuse victims may find it hard to get out safely and rebuild their lives.
How might we design an exit strategy that enables victims to get out of a dangerous situation quickly and safely?