Osasu Paul-Azino

2018 Fellowship Alumna, Nigeria

YALI Voices: Harnessing Technology to Combat Sexual Gender-Based Violence

Osasu Paul-Azino and colleagues at a HERfessions app launch event

At the Bimbo Odukoya Foundation in Lagos, Osasu Paul-Azino met survivors of domestic violence who, after leaving the shelter, were not able to continue their psychosocial counseling. These counsellng sessions, though, are important in helping victims heal both mentally and emotionally.

With this in mind, Osasu created the HERfessions mobile app, an anonymous platform designed to support survivors of gender-based violence and ensure that they can find support and resources. The app also provides the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer interactions and consult with trained psychologists, lawyers, and other stakeholders. Learn more about her work harnessing technology to combat gender-based violence in this YALI Voices blog post.

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