News App Provides Help, Discreetly for Domestic Violence Victims

A Guest Post by Danielle Kuffler, an Arizona native recently transplanted to Southern California, is a reader, writer and researcher with concerns about women’s rights.
           ASPIRE News, an app released in November by the When Georgia Smiled: Robin DeGraw Foundation offers a resource to those seeking help with domestic violence. At first glance, the app looks like a regular news source, but the Help section contains information and aid for those in abusive relationships. 
          From Jezebel, an online women’s interest publication:
[…] This is a brilliant idea because it puts information right at the fingertips of the people who need it most. Its creators — one of whom is Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil’s wife — took snooping into account by disguising it as a news service which will misdirect an abusive partner, or a friend who is just flicking through the phone.
          There is also a “go” button in the help section that alerts local authorities and chosen contacts that the user is in trouble. While it’s no substitute for emergency services, the app is an empowering tool for anyone in a potentially violent situation.
          The app is free and available for iPhone and Android. 
          Via Jezebel.

About JoAnne Tucker

JoAnne Tucker is the President of Healing Voices - Personal Stories, a non-profit organization with the mission of raising public awareness of women's strivings to overcome abusive trauma through the creation and distribution of film and video. I also write a blog called Mostly Dance which shares my experiences directing a modern dance company for over 30 years and other related topics.
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