Administration launches “Apps Against Abuse” technology

This week, Vice President Joe Biden, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius issued a challenge to the American public to create “Apps Against Abuse.”

 This important technology initiative challenges individuals to create “apps” so that young adults, particularly young women, can stay connected with friends and family in an emergency situation. At Jewish Women International, we focus on the importance of prevention and believe it’s critical to invest in ideas, services, and programs (like ours) that seek to prevent and end teen dating violence. For more information about this technology challenge, read the press release below:

Administration launches “Apps Against Abuse” technology challenge to help address sexual assault and dating violence

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/07/20110713a.html

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One response to “Administration launches “Apps Against Abuse” technology

  1. A good initiative, the technology can help, today there is already an iPhone application called “SOSave-helpme” http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/sosave-helpme/id444754232?mt=8. The application can be used in all cases of extreme danger. SOSave-Helpme is unobtrusive and invisible, silent therefore indicated particularly in cases of violent assault.

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