More about the project
This page describes the team behind the original 2016-17 iteration of the research.
For information on the latest, 2019 research update, please read the 2019 sector-focused discovery research update report here.
Tech vs Abuse is a research project which explored how technology can help those with experience of domestic abuse.
This ‘Tech vs Abuse’ research project was commissioned by Comic Relief in
order to explore the potential opportunities for technology to play a supportive
role in the context of domestic violence and abuse. It was undertaken by
Chayn, SafeLives and Snook between May and November 2016.
Its aim was to find out how technology could play a supportive role in the context of domestic violence and abuse, and to understand how survivors and practitioners perceived technology in this context.
If you need urgent help related to domestic abuse please contact Women's Aid or call the National Domestic Violence helpline on 0808 2000 247.
If you need urgent help related to domestic abuse please contact Women's Aid or call the National Domestic Violence helpline on 0808 2000 247
SafeLives is a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for good. We combine data, research, and insight from services and survivors to find out what makes people safe. Domestic abuse is not acceptable, not inevitable and together - we can make it stop.
SafeLives wants support for people to be early, effective and consistent - wherever you are, whoever you are. We do this by providing training, analysing data, providing support to frontline services, creating a platform for survivors to be heard and testing new interventions that do things differently. We want solutions, not short-term fixes.
The statistic and stories continue to shock, and they’re not getting any better. We must commit to finding what works to stop it, for good, for everyone.
Chayn is a volunteer-led open source project that leverages technology to empower women against abuse and oppression. Started in 2013, the project now supports several projects that includes crowdsourced platforms for support, how to guides, hackathons to create new solutions and running digital services. Chayn is 100% volunteer-run with a motto of ‘building with, not for’ survivors.
Snook is an award-winning service design agency working globally across the public, private and third sectors. We’ve been transforming services and organisations since 2009: working with companies across the world to ensure the products, campaigns and services they deliver work for people.
Within our team, we have dedicated researchers who focus on uncovering people’s needs, using a range of design ethnography methods and tools. Our researchers work closely with our design and events teams to translate these into design principles for services and products to be developed in the future.
Comic Relief is a UK charity, which aims to create a just world, free from poverty. Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.
Comic Relief has been helping to build a safer future for women, young people and children affected by domestic violence for over 20 years. For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit www.comicrelief.com