CAVEAT GIVES BACK: THE WARRIOR PROJECT
For some time we’ve been acutely aware that although Caveat works to make quality legal services more accessible to business, it doesn’t service private individuals and as such doesn’t help some of the most vulnerable groups of people have better access to the law.
On our research, domestic violence and abuse affects two out of five people. Although there are a number of resources available to assist victims of domestic abuse, the lack of education on the topic is one of the greatest barriers to help that victims face.
We realise that the problem is a massive one which will take a multi-faceted approach to effect proper social change, but we know that change is possible, and we know that we need to start somewhere.
Caveat is working with SweepSouth (which has a network of 95,000 domestic workers) to start addressing this endemic problem. The idea is to develop an app/web-app to:
- Educate people about abuse
- Educate people subjected to abuse/violence about their rights
- Provide them with the appropriate resources (forms, helpline numbers, shelters etc)
- Educate people about how to collect and store evidence of abuse (photos, videos, notes, locations) in a way that protects their privacy and safety and retains the integrity of the evidence for purposes of court admissibility
We call this project The Warrior Project, because at the moment someone decides to educate themselves on this issue, they are no longer a victim. They are a Warrior.
We are in the process of wrapping up our research and next will brief a developer to start the tech build.
If you would like to be involved in this project, please contact the project manager, Sam Strover.
Watch this space for updates…