Chair of the Jury Committee, Ms. Maria Correia, Sector Manager, Social Development Unit of the World Bank Team thanked everybody for their passion and enthusiasm for making this hackathon possible despite all odds. She also did the honors of announcing the winners.
Team 'Your Voice, Our Support' was announced the winner of the hackathon whose application has the possibility of being a prototype for motives like fighting for violence against women, with simplest use of technology to reach out to all unheard voices of women victims. Second position was secured by team 'Mero Kaatha'; their product is based on online social media network for collecting, sharing, discussing and spreading individual success stories related to violence against women. Team 'Self Help' was positioned third and their project idea is an android application that creates awareness on women violence issues to the people in their locality and also gives information on how to tackle problems in worst case scenarios. In addition, there were two honorable mentions; VAW Causes Analysis Intelligent System and VAW Offenders. The organizers will be working on taking these winning ideas further to develop the real applications.
The Violence against Women Hackathon concluded with the closing remarks from Ms. Isabel Guerrerro, Vice President of the World Bank. She shared stories on different applications that have already been developed around the world and said its exciting to see the same kind of things happening in Nepal as well. She said this is just the beginning and the World Bank will be working towards implementing these ideas to make it a reality. Mr. Bibhusan Bista of Young Innovations thanked all the partners, supporters and his team for working tirelessly to make this event happen and the participants for putting in all the efforts.