THE MICHAL SELA HACKATHON
Hackers have participated!
Michal Sela was brutally murdered in her own home in the presence of her baby daughter. The accused in the murder is her husband and her daughter's father. From within her grief, her sister Lily Ben Ami founded the "Michal Sela Forum" with the goal of saving the next murder victim through creative "out of the box" thinking and the use of advanced technologies in time of crisis as well as in prevention and raising awareness to warning signals.
Increasing awareness to the problem of domestic violence in general and the growing incidents worldwide with the onset of the coronavirus
Engaging the High-Tech community and its strengths to the advancement of the technological initiatives of the forum
Making use of the wisdom of the crowd to suggest more technological initiatives in each category
Creation of a joint community for technological professionals and security / government agencies willing to look at the problem with advanced "out of the box"with the vision of "zero women killed per year"
REALIZING IT’S ABUSE
Raise awareness of what an abusive
relationship looks like
BIG DATA & AI
Collect data from domestic abuse survivors or families of victims in order to learn about patterns and behavior that can be used by authorities and by the public for better understanding and prediction
ELIMINATE DIGITAL ABUSE
Prevent installation or alert device owner of installation of various surveillance applications such as spyware on the phone, hidden cameras, remote operation of cameras and recorders, hacking into online bank accounts, email etc.
Assure private use of computer devices without a digital footprint so that women can search and save information without leaving a trace
Provide or curate key information online for women experiencing domestic abuse so that it is easy to find, simple to navigate, reliable and quick to interact with.
SOS - SAFETY APPS
A 'panic button' that is hidden and cannot be discovered by the abuser on mobile or other device (e.g. wearable). Using voice activation or other creative operating options that take into account that in a critical situation a regular app activation may not be possible