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Hackathon to combat gender-based violence in Ranchi

Ranchi, Jan 24 (UNI) As a follow-up to the Fourth TIP Conclave hosted in Ranchi, the US Consulate Kolkata has partnered with US based non-profit organisation Geeks Without Bounds and India's non-profit organisation
'The Bachchao Project' to organise Hackathon to Combat gender-based violence here.
Addressing a press conference here, US Consul General Craig Hall today said, " The United States has made addressing gender based violence a priority both domestically and abroad."
"The US has put gender quality and advancement of women and girls at the forefront of the US foreign policy," he said.
Mr Hall said the US was committed to tackling gender-based violence issues by strengthening the rule of law extending a hand to the survivors and working to change outdated attitudes about the women.
He said the three-day event is designed to talk about and understand gender based violence in east and north east India so as to provide an understanding of how to create interventions to solve gender issues with technology.
The Hackathon will be attended by 60 participants from all over the country, including Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal, who would be mentored by about 20 international and national social activists.
"The experts and technologists will work as a team to address the challenges of violence against women by finding innovative technological solutions to issues of prevention, response and awareness," Mr Hall said.
The hackathon would begin from tomorrow morning and would end on Tuesday evening.
Lisa Sterling, Executive Director of Seattle based non profit organisation Geeks Without Bounds and Chinmayi
SK, founder of Bangalore based non profit organisation were also present at the press conference.
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