Now A New Mobile App To Ensure Women's Safety
Ever since the 2012 Nirbhaya tragedy took place, there has been a strong call from the Civil society and government to take strict action, in multiple ways, to tackle the problem of women’s safety and security. For IT companies too, safety of working women are back in focus after several incidents that are taking place in recent times.
Keeping this in focus, MSAI (Mobile Standards Alliance of India) in joint partnership with Nirbhaya Jyoti trust, launched the Android based ‘I Feel Safe’ app at the Delhi University campus. The app instantly adds a virtual panic button and is aimed at notifying the local police station and the chosen 5 contacts of the user in case of emergency situations, all done with the help of pressing the power button 5 times repeatedly. The app does not need to be invoked for the safety alarm feature to work.
In fact, it works even if the screen of the phone is locked, the SIM card has been removed, no Wi-Fi networks are available and without the need to subscribe to a data plan. The app works across India on all mobile networks and sends near real-time updates about the location of the mobile user. (Read full story here)
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