Preventing gender-based violence with the power of AI

 We believe that prevention is a precondition for an effective fight against violence.

Technology with analytics can offer solutions to support organizations and governments on that journey.

SAS has partnered with UNFPA, as we believe that together we can make small changes, which will better the lives of the ones in need.  We invite you to join us!

Watch the video with Alanna Armitage, UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and learn more about the program.

We are working on a framework that will serve as a foundation on how key entities and government bodies could approach the burning issue of gender-based violence and will soon be publicly available. 


Watch the videos from the first Workshop which took place on September 30th. Learn more about the reasons behind the partnership, how SAS is using insights from data to show how institutions can more efficiently use the data to prevent gender-based violence. Also, discover how Spain is using analytics to make big steps in its endeavors to prevent gender violence. 

SAS&UNFPA Cooperation
Gabriela Alvarez Minte​, Regional Gender Advisor for the UNFPA regional office for UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia ​

Hana Kvartova​, Regional Director, SAS Central Europe​  

Vision for Data-Driven Policy Making and Execution

Ines Riestra​, Associate Account Executive​, SAS 

The VioGén Experience

Laura López Carballo, Head of Service of the VioGén System, Ministry of Interior Spain


Data itself has no impact. However, decisions do have an impact—and we want decisions to be data-driven because we know that this makes them more effective. But, how do we use the data we have access to? What is needed to get real insights which will make the difference?

Watch the session below where we deep dive into the data models, quality, collection, classification, and integration of data. And most importantly - how do we deal with sensitive data to ensure the victims are protected. 


Analytic models are instrumental in getting insights into possible risks, patterns, triggering alarm mechanisms – all extremely important when implementing solutions for the prevention of gender-based violence.

At the third workshop, we covered these topics and discussed the importance of continuous learning and constant improvements.

Alexandra Robinson, the Technical Advisor for Gender-based Violence with UNFPA Headquarters in New York, Tom Sabo, Principal Solutions Architect in SAS, Joseph Musolino, Principal Business Solutions Manager and Burak Baskin, Principal Business Solutions Manager all contributed to a fruitful discussion, touching on wider topics such as human trafficking and predatory behavior.

Alexandra elaborated on ways UNFPA has used data in strengthening approaches to prevent and end GBV, including through the kNOwVAWdata project, which provides technical support and capacity building, enabling countries to undertake VAW prevalence studies in an ethical and scientifically robust way.

Tom has been immersed in the field of text analytics as it applies to federal government challenges since 2005. He showcased a framework supporting artificial intelligence for exploring all data related to counter human trafficking initiatives internationally.