A bot that helps victims of domestic violence through providing information and support
Think Olga is launching a new feature for ISA.bot to provide support regarding domestic violence, including specific information about support services during the crisis.
We are also partnering with legislators to promote discussions about the rising domestic violence among public agents, and will develop an awareness campaign to foster support networks and provide information for victims during the pandemic.
What is the need are you focusing on?
Domestic violence increases in periods of stress and prolonged disruption, such as financial crises and natural disasters. Unemployment and alcohol abuse can make the violence more frequent and severe. Children and adolescents who are victims of abuse and rape by their close circle have been put at risk.
We know the importance of social isolation for the containment of the virus. The "Stay home" recommendation, however, can mean "stay home with your aggressor" for many girls and women. Most cases of domestic violence are committed by individuals who have an affective bond with the victim.
1 in 3 women has suffered some form of physical or sexual violence (World Health Organization).
In Brazil, 5 women are beaten every 2 minutes; their partner (or ex) is responsible for more than 80% of the reported cases.
During the period of social isolation, Rio de Janeiro registered 50% more cases of domestic violence, while services related to gender violence in Sao Paulo increased 45%