Open and free resources crowdsourced with love
from survivors, experts & people
who give a damn around the world.
01 TOOLKITS & HOW TO GUIDES
Easy to follow crowdsourced guides
Do It Yourself Online Safety (in 9 languages)
There are many ways someone can track you down. With GIFs and instructions, this guide is a collection of tips and support including our best finds.
How to Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer (in 5 languages)
Learn how to collect and document evidence of abuse for divorce, criminal cases and/or child custody.
The Good Friend Guide
How to be supportive to a friend or family member experiencing abuse.
Manipulation is Abuse
How to identify manipulative situations and people, and how to deal with them.
Getting Better & Moving On
Charing the journey to recovery after abuse and trauma
02 COUNTRY SITES & PLATFORMS TO SUPPORT WOMEN
Putting local information & support at your fingertips
Information on how to spot abuse, deal with abuse in teenage relationships, get help and get out.
Information on spotting abuse in hetero and same sex relationships, manipulation, mental abuse and how to get help.
Information on how to spot abuse, mental health, get help and get out.
The Supernova Project is a global effort that aims to contribute to addressing abuse within the LGBTQIA+ communities*.
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03 DIGITAL SERVICES
Cutting the digital services gap
Cuts to government funding and a slowly adapting social services sector can leave survivors at risk. Ultimately, our goal is to enable women to become the masters of their own fate. Hence, in 2016, we decided to support two digital services. This is a daunting but hugely exciting thing for us, as a volunteer-run organisation to take on and we will be blogging about it!
Soul Medicine is a platform that provides micro-courses or pathways on key topics that help survivors on the path to recovery. The content is broken down into bite-sized and easy-to-follow notes in English, Urdu or Arabic. The content ranges from existing Chayn guides on how to build your own case without a lawyer, staying safe online to new courses such as dealing with self-confidence and stress. There is an option to personalise the delivery of emails to make them more safe such as choosing when to recieve them and to choose ‘fake’ subjectlines. This project is supported by Comic Relief.
Little window is a smart search bot that directs women to the information they are looking for as quickly as possible. Think of it like google search on turbo for all of Chayn’s resources and those provided by our friends too. We want to drastically reduce the time women take to search for information which in many cases can save lives. You’ve probably seen it in action already on our homepage! This project was supported by the Kering Foundation, Shuttleworth Foundation and People’s Postcode Lottery.
Chayn is creating the world’s largest collaborative resource for survivors of sexual assault. We’re starting with the UK and India. “YANA” aims to be a groundbreaking initiative that reflects the needs and experiences of survivors from diverse backgrounds. We want to make it easier for them to find out what their options are, and who can help. This project is supported by Nesta and UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
With social-distancing, quarantines, and border closings, life can feel frightening and uncertain. This is especially true for anyone living in an abusive household or working on recovering from trauma. We are creating a web-based daily support group for survivors called “Notes From Chayn”. It is free for anyone experiencing gender-based violence. The group will offer daily tips, tricks, tools, and comforting words to our community. It’s an ambitious project as we’re trying to recreate a physical group setting that is often run by shelters and council-backed support programmes into an online one where it is harder to build trust, maintain engagement and also ensure confidentiality. It’s a challenge we’ve accepted. The programme is 10 weeks long and will be delivered over Telegram, a secure messaging app.