“This type of abuse can make you doubt your own mind. It can make you feel confused, ashamed and frightened. Hera will make it easier for survivors to record their abuse and make sense of what’s happening to them.”
LONDON (PRWEB) January 19, 2023
1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner. But it's unusual that physical violence is the only sign of an abusive relationship. Commonly, an abusive partner will be controlling. They'll isolate their partner from loved ones, manipulate them emotionally, and take their money. The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy calls this 'intimate terrorism'.
That’s where the new app, Hera, aims to help.
“This type of abuse can make you doubt your own mind. It can make you feel confused, ashamed and frightened," said Rhiannon Jones, a co-founder. "Hera will make it easier for survivors to record their abuse and make sense of what’s happening to them.”
On the app, users can learn about different types of abuse—from emotional to financial. Through diary entries, voice notes and photos, they’re able to build up a picture of the abuse they’re suffering. They can also use the app to connect with support services and the police.
The app will be free for anyone to use. The team behind the app are fundraising on Kickstarter to get Hera into the App Store.
“We aren't funded by investment, subscription fees or advertising,” Rhiannon said.
“Donations are the only way we can get Hera into the hands of people who need it.”
Find out more and donate: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rhiannonj/hera-track-patterns-of-abuse-in-your-relationship