The terrifying news of the discovery of the dead bodies of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda, and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri at the beginning of this month sent shock waves through the Kenyan population and the global community.
In both conflict and non-conflict scenarios, women face a daily risk of assaults at home, in the workplace, on the street, and even in college dorms. In addition, victim blaming and other negative responses from first responders is commonplace, leading to underreporting of these crimes.
Power cuts are a daily reality of working in low-resourced, conflict-affected countries like the DRC, and are only one of many such hurdles. These challenges are not insurmountable.
PHR's Tech & Human Rights Blog Series is meant to highlight the intersection between technology and human rights, and to examine the increasing role that technology can play in advancing human rights around the world.
The idea was intriguing: create a mobile application that would allow clinicians to document physical findings during medical examinations of sexual violence victims.