Yana.help provides a safe space to access canton-specific emergency contact information and support to help victims. Additionally, our participative web platform yana.help aims to connect domestic abuse victims, witnesses and professionals through discussion forums.
Users can create an account to participate in discussions: this can be done with an alias for victims/other users, while experts can register with an accredited account. Altogether, yana.help will provide information, support and advice to anyone who needs it.
A team of 9 passionate people from various fields who came together during the
Versus Virus Switzerland hackathon with the aim of domestic violence prevention. Over 48 hours, we created a prototype of our novel solution: yana.help (you are not alone), and were selected as one of the highlights of the event. From this, we secured a preliminary grant of 1000CHF with the possibility of further funding. As we are addressing this urgent topic, we have been interviewed by CNN Money Switzerland and Migros magazine.