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New chatbot ‘Chomi’ aims to give GBV survivors a lifeline [Video]

As 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence kicks off tomorrow, Bongani Bingwa chatted to Cristianne Wendler from Shout-It-Now about a new free Whatsapp chat box for GBV survivors.

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A new WhatsApp-based chatbot service – ‘Chomi’ intends to provide survivors of gender-based violence with information and advice backed by experts.

The chatbot, created by non-profit organisation Shout-It-Now, is designed to give GBV survivors immediate services at the most critical time.

With 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence commencing tomorrow, the 25th of November, Bongani Bingwa chatted to Cristianne Wendler from Shout-It-Now.

The 16 Days of Activism rolls around once a year and we come together as a global community to call for an end to gender-based violence. Yet the latest crime stats are dismal. One in three women globally still faces sexual violence. The time is urgent and the time is now. It has to be both in helping …

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