Hackathon to Combat Violence Against Women

Published: 17th January 2016 06:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2016 06:15 PM   |  A+A-


RANCHI: Experts and technologists will come together to address the challenges of violence against women by finding innovative technological solutions to issues involving prevention, response and awareness at 'Hackathon', to be organised in Ranchi from January 24 to 26.

It is a programme designed to discuss and understand gender-based violence in the east and north-east India and provide an understanding of how to create interventions to solve gender issues with technology, according to a release from the US Consulate.

These initiatives by various organisations from across the globe range from mapping violence to gathering data and providing survivors with access to essential information and support, it said.

The event will be jointly organised by the US Consulate Kolkata, US-based non-profit organisation 'Geeks Without Bounds', Bangalore-based non-profit organisation 'The Bachchao Project' and 'Random Hacks of Kindness India'.

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