Why are we hacking family and domestic violence?
Despite billions of dollars of investment and long term commitment to addressing family and domestic violence, we continue to see rates and costs rise.
- Costs the Australian economy $13.6 billion a year
- Costs the NSW economy $4.5 billion a year
- Is massive in scale with NSW Police reporting over 27,000 domestic violence assaults in 2014
- Poses a bigger health risk to women aged 18-44 than smoking, diabetes and obesity
- Is 10 times higher in rural, regional and remote NSW
- Affects 1 million children and is present in 50% of households where children are abused.
- Aboriginal women are 35 times more likely to be hospitalised as a result of family and domestic violence.
How can you get involved?
We are looking for a range of participants:
- Socially-aware businesses: Companies that understand the importance of a “social license to operate” can bring resources to support hackathon challenges, including expertise, data and financial support
- Governments and agencies: Deep understanding of the policy levers available can help participants create sustainable solutions
- Individuals: We believe in the power of co-design and will actively engage individuals with the lived experience of family and domestic violence in the development of the hackathon
- Social, creative and tech entrepreneurs: We need to rethink the way that we tackle this challenge. This means tapping networks of those who are able to quickly imagine, create and prototype solutions to family and domestic violence.