Episode 9: Callisto & the Newfound Role of Technology and Social Media in Activism and Advocacy Work
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TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Assault
Survivor Sisters is a podcast that shares the stories of sexual assault survivors to educate, empower, and inspire other survivors and their peers to take action against sexual assault. In our ninth episode, we sit down with Dr. Antonia Franco and Maia Brockbank of Callisto, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create technology that combats sexual assault, supports survivors, and advances justice. At Callisto, they believe that survivors should be recognized as autonomous agents over their action and given a world of options to choose from. Callisto created a repeat perpetrator detection system that allows individuals who have experienced sexual assault to securely create an encrypted entry of their incident into their matching system. We also discuss the changing landscape of sexual assault activism and advocacy as a result of the pandemic and our newfound reliance on technology and social media to educate others and support survivors.
Callisto's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/callisto/
Callisto's Website: https://www.mycallisto.org/