WESNET Representatives were pleased to be able to attend the 2nd Technology Summit hosted by our sister organisation in the USA, the National Network to End Domestic Violence late last month.
With 27 sessions such as “Revenge Porn: A Survivor’s Story,” “Investigating Technology?Related Crimes,” and “Safety Apps for Survivors,” the summit builds on over 12 years of work by the NNEDV Safety Net Project, which has trained over 65,000 victim service providers, law enforcement officers, and others on perpetrators’ abuse of technology and on technology strategies to keep victims safe. Representatives from Facebook, Google, Verizon, Pinterest, and others discussed their ongoing efforts to help survivors by enhancing safety and reducing isolation.
“We attended as many of the sessions as we could share between us, updating our knowledge about the latest technology misuse and how to assist victims of violence remain safe online. We’ll be bringing that knowledge back to share with Australian services and agencies working with women experiencing violence.” said Julie Oberin, National Chair of WESNET. “Even if we reach just a few people each week, we will make a difference to the countless women who are currently experiencing technology abuse in addition to other forms of abuse.”