Safeguarding women is one of the biggest concerns of today. Keeping this in mind, the National Information Technology Board (NITB) launched an anti-harassment mobile app.
The department launched the app on Monday (October 5th, 2020) with an intention to provide further safety to the women of Pakistan.
Under the e-police feature, through the mobile app, Harassment, the users will be able to report incidents of sexual harassment and assault. The anti-harassment mobile app will also offer an understanding of what constitutes harassment at both a personal and societal level.
With the current need for digital awareness and to induce a sense of urgency among women, the IT department has launched the app, an official told media.
The official from NITB further told that the app has been designed to ensure the safety of women, particularly in the public spheres.
In any discomforting situation, the victim will just have to tap a button in the app to share their location with the authorities.
The app is available for both iOS and Android users under the name ‘Harassment‘.