The Hackathon “Mujer Segura” Aims To Find New Ways To Solve And Prevent Gender-Based Abuse
Belatrix Software, a leading software development company, will be supporting and sponsoring the upcoming Hackathon “Mujer Segura” (“Women’s safety”). The hackathon aims to bring together teams to help generate innovative ideas to help solve and prevent gender-based violence and discrimination, while fostering women’s empowerment and autonomy.
Awareness of gender-based abuse has been driven this year throughout Latin America by the movement “Ni una menos” (“not one less”). The movement started in Argentina and spread to several other countries in the region, helping to change laws as well as prevailing attitudes. This hackathon will help continue this momentum, and aim to create new ideas ranging from creating practical tools for women, to helping educate youngsters via video games.
The project was conceived by Carlos Abihaggle, the former Argentine Ambassador to Chile. After coming up with the idea, he met with Belatrix, and then with other key institutions including the National Technological University, University of Aconcagua, University of Mendoza, and the Office of Women’s Affairs of the Supreme Court of Justice.
The hackathon will bring together multi-disciplinary teams of up to 6 people each. These small teams will work to bring diverse perspectives together, and come up with a minimum viable product (MVP) in just one day. Individuals wishing to participate in the hackathon can register online. The event will take place on August 26 at the National Technical University in Mendoza, Argentina.
Fernando Gonzalez, Belatrix’s Vice President of Marketing, commented that “Belatrix is proud to be supporting the hackathon and looking forward to helping generate new and innovative ideas”.
To register for the event go to: http://www.frm.utn.edu.ar/mujersegura/