Kintsugi: The Art of Healing

Team

Naomi Khoo Xin Yi
Puang Tong Siong
Rhyanne Cyrene Lowe
Muhammad Daniyal Shaikh
Reshmi A/P Ravindran
Ravi Prasath a/l Poongkuntran
Nor Asmina bt Muhammad Rashid Jasmindar

About the Project

Sexual harassment refers to an unwelcome behavior that is sexual in nature, and may be committed physically, verbally, non-verbally, psychologically and visually, causing the person being harassed to feel humiliated, offended or threatened. It has been observed that the survivors of sexual harassment lack guidance as to the seeking of professional help after the incident. As a result, mental health issues may arise due to the lack of emotional support.

Our solution is Kintsugi, an application developed to help survivors of sexual harassment cope and overcome the aftermath of instances of sexual harassment as well as to provide a platform to voice out and seek help when needed. This app aims to aid sexual harassment survivors in their recovery journey by providing a safe space for them to heal at their own pace. The app serves as a platform for one to journal, receive counselling, form support groups with other survivors, meditate and get help with ease.

Background
Sexual harassment is a topic that has recently been given much attention. This is undoubtedly a good sign that people are starting to acknowledge the serious implications of said issue. However, most of the effort has been put into the preventive part but not so the recovery process that follows such unwanted happenings. These traumatic experiences have been swept under the carpet and survivors have been left without recourse, their needs simply dismissed. Thus, various new problems have arisen, particularly those regarding one’s mental health. In view of this, we came up with the idea of creating a safe space for sexual harassment survivors to receive professional counselling and emotional support. This space would be a place for them to feel heard, supported and to heal at their own pace.

Objective/Intended Outcome
> to help the survivors cope with their mental health issues
> provide survivors with emotional support after such incidents to recover from their trauma and start a new life
> to ensure proper and accessible counseling services are available for survivors

UN SDG
The SDGs involved are SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 4 (Quality Education) and 5 (Gender Equality).

Expected deliverable
An app

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