The Parasol cooperative hopes to protect victims of domestic violence with its Technology App

The Parasol cooperative hopes to protect victims of domestic violence with its Technology App

Megs Shah – co-founder of the Parasol cooperative.

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When the UN Secretary General in April called for a global ceasefire in the face of “a horrific global outbreak of domestic violence” linked to pandemic lockdowns, the European Parliament called on its members to increase support to victims of domestic violence. The United Nations has seen an increase of 25% to 35% in the already staggering number of cases of domestic violence, and the UN Women report showed that calls to helplines “have increased fivefold” in some countries in China. due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of September, 48 countries have integrated prevention and response to violence against women and girls into COVID-19 response plans – and 121 countries have adopted measures to strengthen services for women survivors of violence , calling for more urgent efforts.

To tackle the skyrocketing increase in gender-based violence, tech executives and entrepreneurs, Megs Shah and Fairuz Ahmed have joined forces …

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