Social Worker Michal Sela was brutally murdered in her home on October 3, 2019, at the young age of 32. The man convicted of her murder was her partner and the father of her baby girl. Amidst her grief, Michal’s sister, Lili Ben Ami, founded the Michal Sela Forum in order to save the next victim of femicide using creative and out-of-the-box thinking, technologies, and by raising the public’s awareness of relationship warning signs.
The Michal Sela Hackathon Safe@Home, is a technological event, the first and only one of its kind in Israel, to develop startups to save lives and prevent domestic violence against women
NAUWU - Workshop for women and youth who have emerged from the cycle of domestic violence to come up with ideas for life-saving technological solutions
Hackathon Michal Sela Safe@Home - The first and only technological event of its kind in Israel, whose goal is to develop startups to prevent domestic violence against women and save lives.
To create a new ecosystem of technologies to prevent femicide and domestic violence. The hackathon is centered around designing, building, and developing life-saving technological enterprises, and thus to lead a practical and innovative move that proves that solutions exist and that domestic violence can be fought and defeated.
The goal: Zero murdered women each year.
Femicide is not a matter of fate. Raising public awareness of the importance of the social problem, and the prevention options. Transitioning from a discourse of the problems and the victims characterizing the issue, to an innovative and proactive discourse of solutions, strength, and solidarity.
Individual responsibility, social solidarity, intervention, and initiative. Creating an interdisciplinary and solution-centered discourse to prevent femicide and domestic violence. National and inter-sectoral mobilization to defeat domestic violence.
Thinking outside the box to come up with new and creative solutions. Recruiting new players to combat domestic violence - from industry, high-tech, and counterterrorism. Bringing the topic out from the “old world” (coping with violence after it happens and mainly via treatment) into the 21st century via prevention and prediction of violence.
Using the wisdom of the crowd to develop ideas for life-saving technological enterprises and creating an extensive bank of solutions to the problem. The aim: Developing a newecosystem of a hundred startups to save the lives women trapped in violence, by 2030.
The challenges in the hackathon were developed by The Michal Sela Forum in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services, and the Inter-Ministerial Committee of the National Government Program to Combat Violence Against Women.
As part of the holistic, creative, and pragmatic thinking at the foundation of everything the Michal Sela Forum does - the challenges are geared at providing solutions for all those affected:
How to take part?
“Nothing About Us Without Us”
Booths presenting ideas
Submitting ideas for the Hackathon
Submitting ideas to the Hackathon
Google , 8200
Team building by the entrepreneur
Booths presenting ideas
50 hours of Safe@Home Hackathon Michal Sela
developing the projects
Finals at the house of Israel President hosted by the President of Israel
The day after
“Michal Sela Startups Academy”
of the Michal Sela Forum in collaboration with Google for Startups
"Michal Sela RoofTop" program for alumni of the Michal Sela Forum.
Exposure events at the UN, around the world and investor events on television.
How to take part in the Hackathon Michal Sela?
The Michal Sela Hackathon, Safe @ Home, lasts three days: the first two and a half days are virtual and take place inside a dedicated interactive complex built especially for the Hackathon, which allows for remote teamwork. On the evening of the third day, a physical event takes place - the festive hackathon finale at the President of Israel's home.
The virtual part of the Michal Sela Hackathon will be held inside the "Michal Sela Campus" complex, a virtual interactive site built especially for the event. The complex will host the hackathon days, the hackathon semi-finals and also the preliminary process of teaming up with project teams.
Entrepreneurs, programmers, experts, mentors, etc. can take part in the Hackathon. Participation in the Hackathon is free.
Saving lives is our mission.
Our goal: zero murders per year.