Three teenagers have made efforts to help victims of domestic violence in Albania, where one in two women suffers from violence.
Arla Hoxha, Dea Rrozhani and Jonada Shukarasi – known as “D3c0ders” – created the mobile application GjejZâ (which means “find your voice” in Albanian). Connect survivors of domestic violence with important resources, such as shelters, police and support groups.
The application also offers information on gender-based violence, inspiring stories of women who have overcome situations of violence and exercises of resipration and meditation.
“GjejZâ” was created by three 16-year-old Albanian girls in the hope that it will help to tackle the perpetuating issue of gender-based and domestic violence in the country #DomesticViolence #women #humanrights #technology #albania #tirana https://t.co/AA8JryCJGm
– Alice Taylor (@The_Balkanista) October 9, 2019
Albanian girls create an application to combat widespread domestic violence.
A new application has been created to help victims of domestic violence in Albania. “GjejZâ” (Find your voice) is the creation of three 16-year-old Albanian girls in the hope that it will help to face the perpetual problem of gender and domestic violence in the country.
“GjejZâ” was created by three 16-year-old Albanian girls in the hope that it will be able to help address the lasting problem of gender and domestic violence in the country.
The application can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
Gjejzâ is available on Play Store
Find your voice by using our features:
In the 30 day program you can find mental exercise on breaking myths about violence, meditation techniques, success stories and more!
Do you know someone who might be suffering? Tell them about GjejZâ today! pic.twitter.com/IwqwxE5v4k
– GjejZâ (@GjejZa) October 19, 2019
Only if you have the courage to ask for help can you improve your situation. Silence is your enemy.
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Gjejzâ is available in the Play Store.
Find your voice with our features:
In the 30-day program, you can find mental exercise on how to break myths about violence, meditation techniques, success stories, and more!
Do you know someone who may be suffering? Tell them today about GjejZâ!
The girls learned to codify and create applications for four years through an initiative of the United States Embassy in Tirana, as explained in a YouTube video in Albanian and English.
One in two women suffers from violence in Albania, Iris Luarasi, head of the national helpline told Reuters, according to a 2018 survey. The survey adds that 4000 cases of domestic violence were reported in the same year.
Luarasi herself supports the application:
– Iris Luarasi (@Luarasi) October 9, 2019
GjejZa is the application invented by these talented girls to connect victims, NGOs and institutions in an application.
The 2018 investigation, which was supported by United Nations agencies, found that 52.9% of the 3443 Albanians surveyed have had at least one of five different types of violence in their lives, while 18.1% have suffered sexual violence. The women surveyed were between 18 and 74 years old.
Gloomy stats: In ?? 18.1% of women have experienced #sexual violence.This year’s theme # 16 Days of Activism is: Generation Equality stands agnst rape: W@unwomenalbania@UNFPAAlbania@SwedeninAL will join @ShendetesiaAL2convey this message across country pic.twitter.com/3n1QES3NyY
– UNDP Albania (@UNDPAlbania) November 10, 2019
Sad statistics: in ??, 18.1% of women have suffered sexual violence. The theme of this year's 16 days of activism Generational Equality is against rape: United Nations Women – Albania, the United Nations Population Fund Albania and Sweden in Albania will join the Albanian Ministry of Health to convey The message all over the country.
The teenagers made headlines when they won an award in the Technovation Challenge competition.
Congratulations to D3C0ders, the first team from Albania to become Finalists for winning the 1st place in the Senior Division for their app to support survivors of domestic abuse and women at large. They will receive $ 15,000 for their app / to further their education. # WorldPitch19 pic.twitter.com/iJp0QhV0JZ
– Technovation (@technovation) August 16, 2019
Congratulations to D3C0ders, the first Albanian team to be a finalist to win first place in the Superior Division with its application to support survivors of domestic abuse and women in general. They will receive $ 15,000 for their application to continue their education.
More recently, they have nominated them for another award:
Congratulations Arla Hoxha, @DRrozhaniJonada Shukarasi, @audreyisabelpeand @BriannaGopaul! You have been nominated for the Aspiring Teen Award. #WITGlobalAwards #WomenInTech #EmbraceTech pic.twitter.com/cpMlC80znd
– Women in Tech (@WomenInTechOrg) November 4, 2019
Congratulations to Arla Hoxha, Dea RrozhaniJonada Shukarasi, TOudrey Pe y Brianna Gopaul They have Nominated for the Teen with Aspirations Award.