RUSafe App: an App that Can Save Lives

I was so excited when introduced to WORLD PULSE learning of such a powerful online community where tens of thousands of like-minded people are committed to influence, facilitate and create true social change that positively impacts women around the globe.  Needless to say, I immediately became an active member of World Pulse wanting to assist and learn about the countless initiatives of the World Pulse membership.

It has been long recommended that in order for the fight against Intimate Partner Violence to be effective, prevention efforts need to address individuals, families, communities and cultures over a long period of time.  No one group has the capacity to do this, but through collaboration much more becomes possible.   This same philosophy must be embraced in order to bring like-minded individuals and organizations with shared Missions together to successfully promote the RUSafe App.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about the RUSafe App by reading below.  I ask the members of World Pulse to be the voice of the women who are in need of help by speaking out and passing this message along to those in your email directory as well as those connected to you via social media.  In the short time since the launch of the RUSafe App, thousands of women have utilized the App to find safety for themselves and often their children as well.  I can’t thank you enough!

Help fight Intimate Partner Violence; downloading the RUSafe App can be an extremely powerful tool in the fight against Intimate Partner Violence.  Every time it is downloaded one more life can be saved.  Intimate Partner Violence is not a singular incident, Intimate Partner Violence is an incomprehensible problem deeply rooted in our culture and the numbers speak for themselves:

3 - The number of women murdered every day by a current or former male partner in the U.S.

20 - The number of people every minute that are victims of Intimate Partner Violence.

1 in 3 - The number of women who have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

7,000,000 - The number of women raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former intimate partner each year.

10,000,000 - The number of children exposed to domestic violence every year.

In our evolving modern world, most people have a Smartphone.  Long gone are the days that women must physically go somewhere to find a resource.  The resource now exists in their hand via their cell phone.  The fact is that their phone, through the RUSafe App with GPS technology, can now connect victims of Intimate Partner Violence directly to the closest women’s shelter with a 24-Hour Hotline.  The help that victims need is immediate with over 1,560 Women’s Shelters with 24-Hour Hotlines across the U.S. available through the RUSafe App.

How can you help?  Download the RUSafe App – spread the word to others to download the App and to bring awareness to Intimate Partner Violence and help reduce the many, many, many more unconscionable statistics that speak to the prevalence, incident rates and the severity of Intimate Partner Violence and the devastating impact it has on the victims, their children and our society as a whole.

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Please join in the fight against Intimate Partner Violence. You can make a difference - help save a life today by downloading the RUSafe App.

If you have any questions or ideas to promote the RUSafe App to get the App in the hands of those in need, please email me at  I look forward to hearing from you.


Kathleen Marecic

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

RUSafe Coordinator

Help yourself, help a friend, help the cause…



Dear Kathleen,

Thank you so much for this valuable, lifesaving information. I have looked at the links that you provided and recommend highly that everyone take a look, for the information on this FREE App, for the stories of two women who found their ways to freedom through the Battered Women's Network in Pittsburg, and for the precious historical footage of how the women's shelter movement was built in the 1970's, similarly throughout North America at that time. This is what we need globally as we work to end violence everywhere. One of the first stories I read here within WorldPulse was of a cell phone line of a few women who managed to save the life of a girl because her girlfriends somehow knew that there was a number to call. Let's work toward solid and free emergency cellphone networks globally.

Would you also repost this under Resources within this GBV Group? We are beginning to assemble information, wanting it to remain available as widely as possible.  

In sisterhood,