Daisy app: updated version released


September 2015

Violence against women is unacceptable. Daisy is an app that connects women around Australia to services.

Domestic and family violence affects one in three Australian women, and sexual assault affects one in five women over the age of 15. Daisy connects women who are experiencing or have experienced sexual assault, domestic and family violence to services in their state and local area. Daisy provides women with an easy way to find a wide range of services.

Daisy can link women up with a service phone number, be used to search the internet for more information and to let them know what to expect when contacting a service. Family members and friends can use Daisy to gather information and support a loved one’s decision making.

Responding to violence requires a whole-of-government approach, so in addition to specialist services Daisy also lists legal services, housing and finance services and children’s services. Women can create a list of favourite services for easy reference.

This updated version has been released by 1800RESPECT with translated information across 28 language groups. It also has text-to-voice functionality for women with a vision impairment (or low literacy) and an SMS function for women living in rural or remote areas.

Read more / download daisy here


By J Pope

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