Daisy is an initiative under the Second Action Plan, developed by 1800RESPECT, with input from all state and territory governments. Meet Daisy, an app that connects women experiencing gendered violence to state and local services.
The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash and Ms Rosie Batty launched the app on 5 March 2015. Minister Cash said, “Women experiencing violence have well founded fears around the concept of ‘just leaving’. We cannot forget the frightening statistic that every week, one woman is killed by a current or former partner”.
Daisy supports women’s decision making and increases safety in a number of ways by including information about:
- National 24/7 services
- State and territory services
- Specialist services
- Housing and legal services
- Specialist services for CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and
- Children’s services
- A quick exit button
- A get help button
- Private web browsing, and
- A Technology Tips page to increase safety online
Daisy is not just for women experiencing violence. Friends and family can use the app to support a loved one’s decision making, and workers to find the right services.