techVSabuse is a research project exploring how technology can help those with experience of domestic abuse. It’s a collaboration between Snook, SafeLives and Chayn, funded by Comic Relief.

We want to find out more about:

  • How women experiencing abuse use technology to get support?
  • How can technology empower women and girls to enhance their safety?
  • How can those delivering support services make better use of technology?


The project

This is a short discovery research project launched in May 2016, involving service design research, with women and girls who have experience of domestic abuse, and with organisations supporting them.

Comic Relief has commissioned this research because they understand how important digital technology is in modern life, and recognise its potential to address some of the biggest solutions and challenges out there. The intent behind this research is to inform the best use of digital technology to create social change, with people affected by the issue at the centre of the solutions created.  

How can you get involved?

We would like to hear from a diverse group of women, and we encourage anyone who identifies as a woman and is over 18 years of age to share their thoughts by filling out the survey, where you can remain anonymous.

  • One-to-one interview

If you’d like to be interviewed, you can get in touch via email and we can arrange this:

  • Snook staff at your organisation

We’re exploring how organisations delivering support to women and girls experiencing domestic violence and abuse see the challenges and potential to use technology to enhance their service. Snook researchers will be spending few hours with staff members in shadowing sessions. If you’d like to take part or are interested in knowing more, get in touch with me via email or phone our Glasgow HQ 0141 258 7644

We’ll write blog posts throughout this research project and our website is coming out soon so watch this space!