Updated Jul 22, 2020

SAAHAS - The GBV (Gender Based Violence) Help Map

http://www.saahas.space

Kirthi Jayakumar

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Saahas is a one-stop-spot for all kinds of assistance and support that a survivor of gender-based violence may seek. It seeks to promote peaceful, just and equitable societies by connecting victims of GBV with resources in their communities.

Saahas comprises a directory of support across 196 countries, a database of guidance notes on understanding gender-based violence and ways to respond to them. The directory of support comprises over 40000 organizations across 196 countries offering medical, legal, education / employment, resources (food, shelter, clothing, emergency support), consular and refugee-specific support, police and am...
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Saahas comprises a directory of support across 196 countries, a database of guidance notes on understanding gender-based violence and ways to respond to them. The directory of support comprises over 40000 organizations across 196 countries offering medical, legal, education / employment, resources (food, shelter, clothing, emergency support), consular and refugee-specific support, police and ambulance services for survivors of gender-based violence and child support service.
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Stage 5: Scaling

Saahas comprises a directory of support across 196 countries, a database of guidance notes on understanding gender-based violence and ways to respond to them. It lists over 40000 support organizations and advisory information for survivors.
Registered in Indiain India

Focus Areas:

Rule of Law and Human Rights, Conflict Response, Peace and Resilience and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Rule of Law and Human Rights, Conflict Response, Peace and Resilience, Gender, Youth and Digital Inclusion & ConnectivitySEE LESS

10,000
Lives Impacted to Date
10,000
Customers

Problem

Survivors who have faced violence either don’t know where to go for help, or don’t have resources to find out where to go for help. Sometimes, their situation prevents them from finding help, and that can be extremely dangerous to their safety. The name Saahas, in Hindi, translates to mean “Courage.” The app recognizes that a survivor’s choice to stand up to violence and a bystander’s choice to intervene in a case of violence is an act of courage.

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Solution

Access Saahas here: Arabic: http://ar.saahas.space/ Chinese: http://ch.saahas.space/ English: http://en.saahas.space/ French: http://fr.saahas.space/ Russian: http://ru.saahas.space/ Spanish: http://es.saahas.space/ Facebook Chatbot: http://www.facebook.com/saahas.app Engage with the chatbot version on Telegram as @SaahasBot. Telegram Channel: http://t.me/saahas_space

Target Beneficiaries

Survivors of gender-based violence across the world

Competitive Advantage

Saahas is the only initiative to offer comprehensive information for survivors and bystanders across 196 countries, with information on the law and other forms of support (including helplines) for survivors, and educates on bystander intervention through tech.

Planned Goals and Milestones

The next step is underway, and involves building a resource center for survivors to learn how to report a case of gender-based violence.
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted15,000
New FeatureChatbot and web/mobile app available in all official UN languages

The Team Behind the Innovation

Saahas was created as a mobile app with the help and support of World Pulse. Kirthi was selected as part of the first cohort of the Impact Leader Program, and received an award and mentorship support with which she built the mobile app. World Pulse was founded by Jensine Larsen. Based out of Portland, Oregon, World Pulse is a growing social network connecting over 53,000 people from 190 countries who are impacting more than 3.1 million lives and creating a world where all women thrive.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Mar 2019
Lives Impacted
10,000
Date Unknown
Created