Second Prize 2020: Consuelo Fuentes (Chile)
The 2020 Second Prize went to the mobile app “Woman Force”, a concept created by Brandt School student Consuelo Fuentes which provides an alternative help to women in Chile who suffer from domestic violence and who may be exposed to dangerous situations. There were 3,800 registered femicides in Latin America in 2018 and through a panic button built into the app, the user can alert the police of a domestic disturbance and receive timely help. Besides a panic button, the app will also offer data cloud storage where victims can save evidence of the violence they experience for subsequent legal claims against their aggressors. This project is an alternative source to government agencies, which mostly encourage reporting but do not give the tools necessary to be an accessible solution for all women.