In this episode, we talk about how technology is being used as a tool for abuse and coercive control with Bindu Oommen Fernandes, executive director at Freedom Forward, and Sonya Mital, community engagement lead at Narika. We discuss possible warning signs of abuse to keep an eye out for, tactics abusers use on their victims, and the different ways technology is also helping survivors overcome these circumstances.
Sonya is Community Engagement Lead at Narika where she raises awareness on domestic violence, technology abuse, healthy relationships and special concerns for immigrant & South Asian populations.
Bindu Fernandes is executive director at Freedom Forward, a bay area non profit that is working to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of youth in San Francisco by transforming the systems that too often contribute to their exploitation. Prior to this, she led an organization serving survivors of domestic violence and also worked at Google for over a decade leading policy and diversity & inclusion efforts for global teams.