We're proud to announce the launch of the website for our Rape Crisis Counseling platform. The project website will be the go-to place for media and advocacy materials, training resources and news about the global coalition partnership that is co-creating the app.
Currently more than a dozen organizations are working together to internationalize the US-focused training content, generously released into the Creative Commons by the following leading US advocacy organizations:
- DC Rape Crisis Center
- Pittsburgh Action against Rape coalition
- New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
- US Department of Justice’s Office of Victim Services
As we compile the community's feedback, we'll be working to align agreements around key themes.
The focus on our v1 is to create a training curriculum for women's rights organizations to give trainings to their staff and volunteers. We will also have the basic outline of a in-hand learning use case for survivors and their advocates.
Over time, the platform will seed networks of organizations that use the app to create in-depth trainings that empower advocates. As communities to holistically respond to gender-based violence, not just at the level of the health system, but also within the justice and law enforcement systems, we will create forward momentum towards gender equity everywhere (SDG 5).
We want to thank all of our partners and supporters, including the Imago Dei Fund who continue to support our work on the crisis counseling platform this year. With their generosity, we were able to include the intimate partner violence response and safety planning modules in the v1 app, as well as the material around supporting during a forensic medical exam.
We hope you'll have a look at the new platform and let us know what you think about the site!
And we're actively looking for partners to engage with us to pilot the app with their staff and volunteer communities, so get in touch to learn more.