Gender-Based Violence: WETECH collaborates with the CAGEAD association to help victims of violence against women in rural areas via its “ALERT GBV” solution.
The ‘Center for Advocacy, Gender Equality and Action for Development’ (CAGEAD), and the organization ‘Women in Entrepreneurship and Technology’ (WETECH), have decided to join forces to address violence against women in rural areas.
CAGEAD is an association based in the North West region of Cameroon working for the promotion of gender equality through education and awareness. To provide support to women who are victims of violence, this structure has adopted the use of the “Alert GBV” chatbot created by WETECH. Via the CAGEAD website, women victims of violence in the North West and South West region can now be followed.
Designed by WETECH, Alert GBV (Gender Based Violence) is an online solution allowing victims of Gender-Based Violence to be able to express themselves anonymously and to find support from organizations, associations, and specialized health professionals. WETECH’s mission is to solve global challenges using technological solutions designed by African women.
Alert GBV is currently available through the CAGEAD website at www.cagead.org. The tool is in the form of a round bubble available on the right and at the bottom of the page. Once the user clicks on this bubble, a conversation begins between the user and the Alert GBV virtual assistant. The chatbot can also be integrated on Facebook Messenger, Telegram and WhatsApp.
The collaboration between WETECH and CAGEAD aims to make the means of expression and awareness of women facing violence more accessible, through technology. WETECH hopes to work with more associations and organizations addressing the issues of Gender-Based Violence and Mental Health to jointly understand, trace, and limit the dramas observed in these areas.