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BackYard Dreams

Backyard Dreams is a nonprofit focused on developing technology, advocacy, and education resources to empower survivors of gender & sexual violence.

Founded: 2018 by Jessica Airey

  • Program Area

    Human Rights
  • Location of Impact

    France, Ireland
  • Headquarters Location

    Lille, France
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female

Sexual violence impacts at least one third of women globally, and disproportionately harms those who experience intersectional vulnerability, such as migrants. Language barriers, as well as lack of familiar resources and services, make it especially difficult for survivors in foreign countries. Where apps exist, they are often monolingual, non-intuitive, limited in their scope and not trauma-sensitive. Backyard Dreams building a cross-platform mobile app called Athena, which provides survivors of sexual violence with localized tools for recovery and recourse.