Many of the women represented in the cases that we've heard of in the interviews we have conducted are trapped in abusive relationships due to economic dependence. Often, homelessness is the only option outside of staying in these relationships as th
This is a salient issue every time we work on a challenge in DC. In order for our teams to do the necessary user research involved in formulating a prototype which can be tested, we need to localize OpenIDEO global challenges to an accessible stakeholder group. It would be beneficial for local chapters to have the ability to do this formally instead of feeling like we might be off-track with the global challenge. For example, providing a way to showcase localized challenges based on the density of the population (e.g., urban, suburban, rural, etc.) and level of development (e.g., GNP per capita as proposed by a paper from the World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/beyond/beyondco/beg_02.pdf).