The hackathon winner was HearMe, an anonymous reporting platform which allows those in distress to contact local authorities with real-time recording and questioning.
Calls to Argentina’s emergency 137 line for domestic abuse victims increased by two-thirds in April versus a year earlier after shelter-in-place measures were ordered in mid-March.
Approximately 1000 Israelis arrived at Habima Square in Tel Aviv Monday to demonstrate against the rising tide of femicide impacting the country.
The report comes amid a string of murders in Israel in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The suspect was allegedly very confused throughout the entire police investigation with him, but confessed nonetheless to the murder. He allegedly also tried to kill his mother when she arrived.
Israel Police reported a 16% rise in the number of domestic violence cases opened, mostly involving violence against women, along with a 31% rise in the number of calls about domestic violence.
While police are treating the death as a homicide, they have yet to find any evidence that it was related to his research.
Increased social distancing together with financial stress have created a hotbed for domestic violence.
The alleged attacker was charged with two accounts of murder, and 68 counts of attempted murder.
Hundreds of people have been killed in the last year by criminal gangs carrying out robberies and kidnappings in northwest Nigeria.