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One woman per hour is a victim of domestic violence! And the numbers are increasing everyday, especially during the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are a lot of identified problems around this, one key issue in Germany right now is the availability of the women shelters to accommodate the women in need.
There is a waiting list of more than 10000 in the women shelters in Germany!
Adding to that, there is no visibility on the available accommodation across the different shelters within a city, thus making the process of managing the cases inefficient.
Also, there is not enough capacity to provide the women with psychological support as needed.
Please note that the focus is on women as of now, because of the long waiting list and need for support from the shelters.