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-- Hello welcome to help -- Dr.
-- abuse comes in many forms whether it's physical emotional verbal or sexual at least cars on the victims.
Joining me now to talk about what she's doing to stop the cycle is that co-founder of the global women's empowerment network ten has captured -- Welcome.
Thank you very important topic.
Abuse especially in women.
Now tell me about did win the win network.
So that when network as you said it's global women's empowerment network I want to add that it doesn't necessarily mean that it's all about women.
Right related to include the conversation McManus well okay but that's where we really get to -- -- to the cycle of how they've been abuse the statistics are really high from men abuses while one is six.
Women globally one and three.
So it's pretty insane -- to -- -- we need to change and then there's also the children were German leopard developing product lines and curriculum and programs.
Using media and technology.
And and if it's a problem here in the United States because -- still a lot of problems getting people help they need and identifying victims I can only imagine what's going in the world.
-- but what was the inspiration behind it behind you found -- this this group.
Well I've been an entertainment industry and technology industry for about twenty years and I saw how technology could really bring cultures together and be able to inspire and to use media and technology as a conduit of communication and healing.
And I have my own personal journey of relationships and living in life that we -- -- had.
And I'd chop -- a lot of -- the world I do a lot of work in Asia and Africa.
And I've done a lot of work with healing women in the United States and children so it's all about really getting to the empowerment conversation.
Sold one I guess one of the angles -- you look at is that while people are using the social media and all these tools to I guess befriend each other.
You said to yourself -- -- -- use it also to bring attention to the issues that are going on with abuse so how what you empowering the victim.
Well we have two things we have a phone app that's hot right now called the plan alert.
Right now it's in the United States it's on the iphones and sent soon going to be coming out on the Droid.
You can -- up to five -- -- closest family and friends and if you're at an emergency you click one button.
And that sends -- a preset text message saying I'm an emergency and major help I think it's a GPS location.
To assist them finding you and what can people get that up that's on the App Store -- iPhone or App Store of -- coming out soon.
So it's going to be available to -- -- so.
You know and again not to confuse people because.
You know everybody is used to calling 911 when there and an emergency yes.
This is more like if you were in an uncomfortable scenario and give me I mean I want to differentiate because I.
I see the dangerous -- the danger perhaps of using this this this app.
When you really need to called EM as.
Sure some yeah it's not -- 911 situation right because they haven't allowed us to get -- to their system yet because they don't see text messages K that's a standalone 911 emergency.
Big -- examples that I can give right now there was a ten year old girl that was after school.
Her parents got mixed up on who was picking up that day she got nervous about the people that were standing around her and she -- the phone app.
And three over five people including her mom came to get her.
That's one example -- another woman -- used it in the sense that she was feeling like her husband's were ready to approach and be violent again.
And she clicked it and her five fronts were alerted there's a lot of things -- in the nine months situation when when officers come to location.
To deal with domestic violence there's so many laws that aren't in place that it is a look at how about local support system you've been getting good response to the excellent response.
And it's free it's free so it's all of our programming this rate we have a whole -- technology platform -- network dot org.
And all of our program history so we'll have -- -- -- -- working with empowerment leaders around the world.
People such as yourself getting advice with health issues because the health related issues in the mental side of abuse is really really an important -- that we need to tackle.
And as well on the physical side.
It I think it's four point one billion dollars a year is used in domestic violence situations in the medical side of things so it's -- real important moment.
Not only about the tell us your story campaign.
It's a cloud based editing system on our site there is no software to download to just get on -- you -- a camera on your computer or upload.
-- footage from another camera.
And you can quickly added it in tiger story of music to it just what every it is to express yourself.
So its -- It is it is as a place for you -- -- -- get a digital diary you tell you story and you -- -- -- a problem or even a positive.
Thought we -- -- to be the tragedy to triumph cycle so we can show other people that there's other stories out there that you're not alone.
That you have a voice that you have a stand.
And you can use this technology to be able to do this program tell me what can people get some information.
-- spy network dot Ericsson has two brands global -- -- -- not where he just think of -- And then that part -- work.
I'm on FaceBook and YouTube and all the other social networking sites and I well I can't wait to see more of -- and I think you so much we'll bring such an important topic.
Two people not -- here in the US but around the world thank you so much.
Andy do you have any health hobbies or talk to me about email me here at fox -- -- -- -- -- -- come from next time around document.