Want to Prevent Violence? There's an App for That!
Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker, media strategist, and human rights activist who believes that storytelling and technology can create safer communities for women and girls. She is the director of the documentaries “The Line” about sexual consent, and “xoxosms” about digital intimacy and 21st century love between two lonely teenagers. With the Circle of 6 mobile app, her team won the White House "Apps Against Abuse" technology challenge. Circle of 6 is designed to empower young people to prevent sexual violence. The app has over 73,000 downloads and is being used in 28 countries. They recently released a version in Hindi, localized for New Delhi.