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A mobile and web app and Facebook chatbot for survivors of Gender-Based Violence to find help anywhere in the world.

Saahas

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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. 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.
Kirthi Jayakumar, CEO and Founder of The Red Elephant Foundation
One stop spot for a survivor to find help and for a bystander to be of support to a survivor.

Kirthi Jayakumar, CEO and Founder of The Red Elephant Foundation

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16 - 18
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Children/Users
3
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2018
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Updated on January 28th, 2021
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What is Saahas?

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 services.

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.

Saahas' web, mobile version and chatbot are now available in six languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish:

Arabic: http://saahas-ar.redelephantfoundation.org 

Chinese: http://saahas-ch.redelephantfoundation.org

English: http://saahas.redelephantfoundation.org 

French: http://saahas-fr.redelephantfoundation.org

Russia: http://saahas-ru.redelephantfoundation.org

Spanish: http://saahas-es.redelephantfoundation.org

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May 2019
100 views
January 2018
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
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