DOMINO – Educational mobile application for prevention of Domestic Violence

Riga Technical University (RTU) is happy to announce that work with “DOMINO – Educational mobile application for prevention of Domestic Violence” project has started. The project was kicked off by a two-day online meeting hosted by Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) from Finland. TUAS team has a long-lasting history of working with domestic violence, prevention of which is the key focus of the DOMINO project.

The pandemic has brought us a deadly virus and the results are reported daily on all the global news channels. With COVID-19 being the main focus, other problems that existed already before the global pandemic and continue to get worse are receiving less media coverage. The COVID-19 pandemic has kept people locked in their homes for more than a year, making domestic violence more and more frequent.

The DOMINO consortium aims to tackle the increasing domestic violence problems by providing an educational mobile application, which aims to increase end users’ knowledge about domestic violence and ways of preventing it. Previous fruitful cooperation with TUAS within the framework of the MEGA project (“Building capacity by implementing mhGAP mobile intervention in SADC countries”) allowed RTU to be nominated as the technical partner of the DOMINO project. RTU team will use the competencies developed in previous projects and develop Intellectual Output 3 – the DOMINO mobile application.