Global Women’s Empowerment Network Launches First Branded Safety Mobile Application

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GWEN Alert App allows users to send alerts with GPS tracker for emergency support.

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Millions of women and men are victims of domestic abuse each year and we created GWEN to empower and help them to transform their lives beyond abuse.

Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN), an interactive, global online community that connects those suffering from abuse, announced the launch of GWEN ALERT its’ first branded free mobile phone application. GWEN ALERT features an “emergency” button to use in time of distress. GWEN ALERT is FREE to download and is now available for smart phones, starting with the iPhone through iTunes App Store. GWEN ALERT is. An Android version will be available by the end of 2012.

In case of an emergency the GWEN ALERT allows users to discretely send a preset text message to up to five pre-programmed contacts (GWEN FIVE), alerting them that you are in danger. They will be notified of your location through a GPS technology with the push of a button, which allows them to notify officials for emergency support.

The GWEN Alert mobile app is currently launching during October for National Domestic Violence Awareness month to provide support and cause-related solutions that anyone can access with a mobile phone.

“Millions of women and men are victims of domestic abuse each year and we created GWEN to empower and help them to transform their lives beyond abuse.” Said Tess Cacciatore, co-founder and COO of Global Women’s Empowerment Network. “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month was the obvious choice to launch GWEN ALERT as it puts control back into victims’ hands, providing real tools to those in abusive relationships that could save a life as well as give peace of mind.”

The GWEN Alert app is useful for those who find themselves in unforeseen life-challenging situations, abusive relationships, traveling, children, teens and senior citizens living alone or feeling threatened. The mobile app also provides inspiring daily tips, quotes and downloadable music among other features.

GWEN’s mission is to bring support, inspiration and empowerment to women to live life beyond abuse. GWEN’s other services and products include GWEN Media, which is an interactive online community forum that provides an opportunity to share, give and receive empowerment, GWEN TV, a interactive forum where users can upload personal videos and GWEN Learning, a virtual classroom that presents empowerment curriculum and webinars for users to engage with mentors and coaches on a global scale.

About Global Womens’s Empowerment Network:

The Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN) is a non-profit and for-profit “hybrid” organization that creates multimedia programming and product lines to raise awareness and funds to support programs that heal women and children who have suffered abuse. GWEN’s mobile and online platforms provide communication and cause-related solutions that inspire victims from around the globe to cultivate, strengthen and share their inner voice. Through GWEN, victims can gain confidence and heal, as well as access tools designed to empower women, their families and their community. For more information on GWEN, please visit http://www.GWENnetwork.org

GWEN PR & Media Inquiries:
Axis Entertainment, Inc
Sarah Miller, smiller (at) axis-entertainment (dot) com
(310) 276-2220

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