Open Box is a tool for organizing change. Whether a union, a network, or a community group, Open Box provides a notification platform and coordination system tailored for women who organize and attend trainings, workshops, peer support, and other events related to women’s empowerment, education about rights and laws, and/or response services and support.
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Safe Agent 008
Safe Agent 008 is a personal network notification app for users to be able to discreetly and quickly contact up to 10 trusted family and friends if they feel unsafe. This app also has an anonymous reporting feature to further advocacy efforts for improved safety and security in urban spaces.
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Deborah is passionate about improving the experience of women survivors of IPV in New Zealand. She has extensive front line experience working in the intimate partner violence sector including roles at the Auckland Family Court and the District Court as a victim adviser, a women’s advocate for an NGO and the family violence interagency network coordinator in Auckland for six years. Her more recent roles have involved more behind the scenes work including policy analyst at a sexual abuse agency, project manager in the Family Violence Unit (Ministry of Social Development) and independent research/writer. Deborah has a strong interest in improving the justice sector response to intimate partner violence with a particular focus on specialist domestic violence courts. Deborah has written papers on Specialist Domestic Violence Courts and female offenders in Auckland (2006, 2007 & 2009). Deborah co-wrote The Way Forward Report with Ruth Herbert in 2014 proposing an integrated system for New Zealand. Since early 2016 Deborah has been the Acting Manager for Inner City Women’s Group. Deborah has a MA in Education.
Dysco is a 20-year old student studying Philosophy and Law in the Battambang Province, a rural area in northwest Cambodia. In addition to working on two degrees, he spends five days a week as an activist focused on preventing violence against women and promoting government transparency. He is a volunteer lead organizer for Transparency International in the province; having built a team of 10 field organizers that he oversees for campaign mobilization. Furthermore, Dysco is active in the ICT community in Cambodia as a BarCamp Leader in the province, which has been implemented by USAID-funded Development Innovations. Highly energetic and receiving several public speaking awards, Dysco is focused on getting real on-the-ground experience to improve himself and the community around him. One criticism by MoWA during the last nomination of activists, was there were no men activist awarded and that it was important to consider the involvement of men in the project. Awarding Dysco helps to ensure gender balance and perspective for the second round. Additionally, as Dysco is based in and working from a rural province, this could help to further the development of a rural-focused App.
Phalin started as a beer promoter in the entertainment workers industry in Cambodia at a young age. Working in a low respected profession, Phalin faced many of the trials and tribulations of being a beer promoter in Phnom Penh. This motivated her to become an active member of the Cambodian Food & Service Federation (CFSWF) working to protect the rights of food and service sector workers in Cambodia. As a volunteer organizer, she started training beer promoters about labour organizing and occupation health security. She would work in CSFWF in the morning and as a beer promoter at night. Through CFSWF, she received training on computers and English language which empowered her to work her way up to become Vice President of the union. She’s shown a passion for entrepreneurship and creativity, is quick to learn new concepts, and has built a strong network of organizers as part of her campaigns.
Sreytouch is a committee member of the Solidarity Association of Beer Promoters in Cambodia which was established in 2008, with support from CARE Cambodia, to promote the human rights, health and dignity of beer promotion women in the public and workplace. As a former beer promoter herself, Sreytouch has been committed to empowering beer promotion women by advocating and giving voice for their rights, safety, and security in the workplace.
Dany is a recent graduate of law from the Royal University of Law and Economics. Dany has been working with Silaka on community mobilization and women’s empowerment activities at the district level. After meeting with women who had experienced violence, Dany started to engage with women’s rights groups and networks to identify solutions to end violence against women in Cambodia. Dany began a blog to promote awareness, empower young women, and help change negative attitudes around the role of women in Cambodian society.
Rachana is a Human Rights lawyer and a housing and land rights activist who has been working with urban poor communities, labor and women’s rights activists, and human rights defenders for the past eight years. Rachana strongly believes in the freedom of expression and the power of social media to bring about positive change in the lives of the most vulnerable people in Cambodia. She blogs and Tweets prolifically about social justice issues. Currently, Rachana is a Programme Officer with ActionAid Cambodia where she has been working closely with land and resource poor communities and on the Safe Cities Campaign to increase awareness of safety for women in urban areas. Rachana completed her Masters in Development Studies from the City University of Hong Kong and LLB from Royal University of Law and Economics.
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Lv Pu is the Program Assistant of Women’s Empowerment Programs in the China office of The Asia Foundation. In the past two years since joining TAF, she has assisted in managing WEP projects focusing on women’s economic empowerment and anti-domestic violence against women and children. Prior to joining TAF in 2014, she worked for an UNEP-Tongji University joint program focusing on sustainable development in higher education. Lv Pu has a Bachelor degree in International Communication and Journalism from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a MA in International Relations from New York University.
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With support from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, The Asia Foundation‘s VXW Award gives activists exclusive access to world class quality design, facilitation, and developer support to build, use and scale mobile technology solutions to end violence against women in Cambodia.
The VXW Award is inspired by the belief that greater innovation is needed for the development of new and locally appropriate mobile apps for EVAW, as well as for the process used to design them. Recognizing the importance of promoting local ownership and designing for the needs of end users, the VXW Award supported local activists to drive the design of mobile apps to support their work and/or the communities they serve. The process leveraged Human-Centered Design (HCD) methods to facilitate the design process, and surfaced valuable learnings about the product, process, and project alike.
The Asia Foundation supports the innovative project that uses mobile technology to end violence against women (EVAW). The Foundation has launched this platform to provide tools and resources for mobile app development, specifically for EVAW, as well as valuable lessons learnt from the project that we hope to share among activists, community leaders and development community.
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