OMG I’m so proud of these girls!
A group of 16 year old girls from Brazil (Santos/SP) are launching an app that is going to help victims of ‘revenge porn’. Their idea is to create an app that helps teenage girls who have been victims of intimate photo leaks - it’s going to help them to understand their legal rights concerning this crime, to talk to other victims and to create ‘real live’ meetings that will focus on fighting against bullying. They know that it is extremely important for victims to know that they are not alone and that other girls went through the same and are well and happy today. The app will also serve as an ‘emergency’ app for girls who are suffering from bullying and need to talk to someone.
Their slogan is “If they use apps to humiliate us, we’re going to use apps to empower each other!”
They’re participating in the international Technovation Challenge in which girls around the world are trying to improve their community by creating some kind of technology. The best app will receive 10 thousand dollars to finance the launch of the winning app.
Their mentor said something really great: “During the last 12 weeks I’ve seen these girls turn into women. And I’ve seen these women turn into feminists. I’ve seen how these feminists changed the course of their lives, of their school and of victim’s lives who they’ve met during this short period. The feminine empowerment is something extremely magical and now we have to hope that the magic multiplies so that they get to finance their app.”
(PS: You can like their Facebook page here if you want to support them. It’s obviously in Portuguese though)
I’m so proud and amazed by these girls!! Thank God for teens who still believe in changing the world!!! <3<3<3