Reflections from a “data for development” project on the Colombia–Venezuela border that fights gender-based violence
Big data can fill the gap in gender-based violence in the context of migration. Designed by Ladysmith, Cosas de Mujeres is a platform that uses WhatsApp to build bridges between women and services that prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV). It provides women with timely and accurate information through an up to date “map of services” developed through direct collaboration with service providers and women’s organizations. Cosas de Mujeres also generates actionable data that paints a picture of women’s experiences of GBV in the context of mass migration and armed conflict.