App for Her

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

To help women and girls cope with street ha­rass­ment, the Afghan Min­istry of Labour, So­cial Af­fairs, Mar­tyrs and Dis­abled (MOLSAMD) has launched a mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion ‘Muhafiz’ in as­so­ci­a­tion with the United States Agency for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment (USAID). The an­ti­ha­rass­ment smart app has been de­vel­oped by three young Afghan women who had re­cently par­tic­i­pated in the app-de­vel­op­ment com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by the USAID Afghanistan and the Code Week­end, the Afghan-based soft­ware de­vel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion. The ap­pli­ca­tion will in­form women of po­ten­tial prob­lem ar­eas and will no­tify their friends and fam­i­lies if they need any im­me­di­ate as­sis­tance, help­ing in re­port­ing street ha­rass­ment in real time.

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