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App helps sexual assault survivors find support

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The YANA app aims be the world’s largest collaborative resource for sexual assault survivors

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Spotted: A UK-based company, Chayn, is creating an app to support the survivors of sexual assault. The app, named You Are Not Alone (YANA), aims to be the world’s largest collaborative resource for sexual assault survivors.

YANA plans to offer information on local and community-specialised shelters, as well as sexual violence units and legal help. There will also be information on digital services available in the user’s region. The services will be available 24 hours a day. 

The app will also provide in-depth resources on how to report sexual assault, and how long the process should take. It will offer a safe, secure format to record details about the incident, to help file a police report.   

YANA is focussed on providing culturally sensitive information and pulls from the experience of sexual assault survivors. The app is one of the 10 finalists for the Next Tech to Connect challenge, and although currently under production, will initially be available in the UK and India. 

Chayn has been supporting gender-based abuse victims in the UK, India, Pakistan, and around the world since 2013. 




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