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Below is the survey response from a young woman in Afghanistan in her 20s.  I am so appreciative to have received this response as the  woman does not have regular access to the internet and her brother had to translate the questions and answers.

Below is the survey response from a young woman in Afghanistan in her 20s. I am so appreciative to have received this response as the woman does not have regular access to the internet and her brother had to translate the questions and answers.

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Janice commented on ChalkPeace

I just watched your TEDx Talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST1ngpIWkBE) and found your approach to be very compelling. We all know that empathy is a valuable impulse that helps humans survive in groups yet it is an impulse that is overlooked in most school curriculums. In Denmark (a country consistently voted one of the happiest in the world), children are taught about empathy from a young age both inside and outside of school and has been a contributing factor to reducing bullying, increasing one’s capacity to forgive, and greatly improving relationships and social connectedness. It's great to see you incorporating empathy training in schools in India where the caste system and gender preferences lay the groundwork for future violence and abuse.

Children who learn to understand each other build friendships based on trust which extend beyond the four walls of the classroom. And through numerous leadership articles, we have seen how empathy is one of the single most important factors in fostering successful leaders, entrepreneurs, managers, and businesses. I look forward to seeing this idea explored more so that we can foster more peaceful and prosperous communities around the world.

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Janice commented on The GBV Help Map

I really like this idea as here in New Zealand, 20 percent of women will be physically abused by a male partner (UNICEF) and one in five women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime (WHO). Of particular appeal is the fact that the user will not leave a trail on their computer or smartphone which might further endanger her/his life.

You mention the audience as survivors of gender-based violence and I see potential for all those who have suffered or may suffer abuse including, but not exclusive to, gays, males and transgenders. Having a tool to quickly find and manage information will go far in helping those victims get the assistance and access to resources they need in a timely manner.

I'd love to learn how the pilot went and what learnings you gained from it. What are your plans for expansion and what is needed to execute those plans?

I wish you all the best with this project which I can see filling a huge need and gap.

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Janice commented on The Soldiers for Sisters Movement

Love this Anjali. Thanks for sharing.