“You can prevent violence before it starts“
The R.I.S.E. app (part of the Safer Campuses project) is an app created to give you ideas about how you can prevent and respond to sexual assault and intimate partner violence within campus and community settings.
Here’s how it works:
• Intervene: You’re out and about on campus. You identify and witness an incident of sexual violence but you’re unsure of what to do! Depending on where you are you can click on different campus settings that will upload a database of possible situations and tips for interventions & support!
• Support: In just one click you have access to an extensive resource database and GPS locations of support and safety services near you!
• Community: What are your priorities? The community button allows users to share their voice and inputs on issues and questions that matter to them!
• It also includes tools, educational information, and resources for supporting your friends and loved ones who are dealing with incidents of gender-based violence.
• R.I.S.E. is free and it’s bilingual (Francais et Anglais)
Of course, this app doesn’t have all of the answers and doesn’t include all of the complexities of sexual violence and gender-based violence on campuses. However, this app can help you understand how other people have responded to this issue on our campuses, where they have found support and how we can all move forward together.
R.I.S.E. is a project of OCTEVAW (Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women) a community organization based in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). The R.I.S.E. app has been designed in partnership with the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC). And thanks to Cinnamon Toast New Media for the awesome design work on this app!
This project is unique in that it has seen all four campuses in Ottawa join together to create partnerships and vision for the forward momentum of this project and ending violence against women on campuses. We would like to thank the University of Ottawa, Algonquin College, Carleton University, and La Cité Collégiale.
We would also like to thank and acknowledge all of our campus partners, community partners, research respondents, volunteers, steering committees, and members for their continued involvement and passion of this project and the issue of ending violence against women. Funding for the Preventing Violence Against Women on Campuses Project and the Rise Project has been provided by Status of Women Canada.
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• Now available in Hindi! Hotlines customized for New Delhi
• अब हिन्दी में, नई दिल्ली की हॉटलाइन्स के साथ
Users Please Note! You do not need 6 people to use this app successfully. You can fill in as few as you want, and double up to complete the number 6. Thank you for your notes and feedback.
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With Circle of 6 you have a new way to connect with your most trusted friends- to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens! It's the mobile way to look out for your friends - on campus or when you're out for the night.
Circle of 6 lets you choose six trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with your exact location. It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your iPhone is all it takes.
Here’s how it works:
• You're out late and you lose track of your friends. Use Circle of 6 to send your circle a “come and get me” message- with a map using GPS to show your precise location.
• You're on a date that starts to get uncomfortable. You need a polite way to excuse yourself. Use Circle of 6 to alert your circle to call you and interrupt the situation.
• You're seeing someone new, but you have some doubts about how things are going. Use Circle of 6 to access a wealth of online information about healthy relationships.
• In critical situations, use Circle of 6 to call two pre-programmed national hotlines or a local emergency number of your choice.
Circle of 6 is a project of Tech 4 Good, LLC.
Tech 4 Good, LLC. is a human rights mobile start-up. Bringing our experience with youth culture, storytelling, code and design we develop engaging tools and campaigns to support a culture of connectivity and accountability.
Learn more at: http://www.circleof6app.com/who-we-are/
YTH (formerly ISIS) and The Line Campaign, Inc., created the Circle of 6 mobile app in 2012 and each has since sold its entire interest in that project to Tech 4 Good, LLC.
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FIND SUPPORT: Get live 1-on-1 help from trained sexual assault professionals — by phone or through an anonymous online chat session. You can also find nearby resources to help you through your military-to-civilian transition.
LEARN: Receive guidance on what to do if someone you know is sexually assaulted and learn about the many effects of sexual assault. If you’re currently separating from Service, you’ll also find a comprehensive list of benefits and services that you may be eligible to receive.
PLAN: Access non-medical, short-term support options and create a customized self-care plan to address feelings of sadness, anxiety and disconnection.
EXERCISE: Use these guided, easy-to-follow techniques to help reduce anxiety and stress that may result from sexual assault. The exercises can be used in private, marked as “favorites” and replayed as often as needed.
To learn more about Safe Helpline, visit www.SafeHelpline.org.