Lou will sustainably reduce violence
At Lou&You, we believe that everyone has the right to live a self-determined life.
Our goal is to remove existing hurdles for people affected by violence and to help them to report crimes. With the number of reports increasing and convictions becoming more frequent thanks to the tools Lou provides, we see a real chance that potential offenders can be deterred. This deterrent effect could reduce instances of violence in the long term.
Lou makes blind spots in the data a thing of the past
Systemic problems can only be solved if politicians and society recognize them as such. Change is still slow and the reliable data we need is limited, especially on the intersection of gender-based violence with other kinds of discrimination, such as racism. Experts often lack the air-tight evidence of numbers and figures that studies could provide, diminishing the impact their efforts could have on law-making. Equipped with stronger data, human rights organizations can get more of the funding, resources, and support they need to help those affected.
Lou supports those who support
Lou wants to make the work easier for people working in advice centers, help hotlines, human rights organizations, or shelters. Resources are often scarce and the emotional burden on workers can be high, especially as they do not receive the support from the state that they need. And this is despite the fact that their work is crucial to make a difference for anyone affected by violence and abuse. That is why Lou&You is working on digital tools for organizations to help them better reach affected people, save time and resources, and facilitate networking. We look forward to talking with as many organizations as possible to develop concepts together so that Lou&You can implement them in the future.