Finally, India Takes Initiative To Prevent Rape And Sexual Harassment

Finally, India Takes Initiative To Prevent Rape And Sexual Harassment| PakistanTribe.com

Finally, India Takes Initiative To Prevent Rape And Sexual Harassment| PakistanTribe.com

NEW DELHI- Amidst the rape cases increasing day by day, India has managed to find a simple and handy solution to this.
Due to the increasing rape cases, girls and ladies are handicapped to go anywhere in India. Before going out they would have to check first whether the place is safe for them or not.

Not only this, but mothers also are reluctant to let their daughters go out and there is a fear regarding whether would come home in sound condition or not. This environment of uncertainty has engulfed the whole India; especially the capital, Delhi known as the rape capital of the country.

So it would be relief beyond imagination if one finds a way to know about the place being safe or where one’s daughter or sister is at the moment. In India, a mobile application is being used for this purpose.

The app named Safetipin, launched by the charity, Jagori is map-based and uses crowd sourcing to attribute the areas as safe in Delhi. The main factors on which it is determined are lighting, population density, transport and gender diversity.

It also plays the role of a personal Global Positioning System (GPS) tracker which enables the users to trace a person.

This app is the part of projects initiated by the United Nations (UN) to prevent cases of rape, harassment and molestation.

“Unsafe public spaces limit women’s and girl’s life choices. This daily reality limits their freedom to participate in education, work, recreation, and in political life,” says the deputy executive director of UN Women.

She further adds, “In many cities, adolescent girls are afraid to walk on their own when they go to school on the streets in their own neighborhoods because they experience various forms of sexual harassment, such as cat-calling, stalking, whistling, touching.”

According to the statistics of UN Women, every girl among three is a victim of physical or sexual violence or even of both.


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