Last year, Bangladesh Police launched a special app to provide urgent protection to women and children in danger. This is now in the final stages. The new service will be launched only after the approval of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) along with naming the app. It is hoped that this will lead to greater progress in stopping all forms of violence against women and children.
According to the people concerned, women and children can signal at any time by pressing a button on this mobile phone from anywhere. Through the technology department of the police, the nearest police officer will know the location of the woman or the child and will rush to the spot. The service can be availed with this special button even if you are online as well as outside the internet network (offline).
People concerned say that the app was initially named ‘Rokeya’. Later it was changed to ‘shelter’. This service will be launched only after the approval of the IGP with the final name. As a result, they hope that this app will play a special role in stopping any kind of violence including kidnapping, kidnapping, child marriage, sexual harassment, harassment, eve teasing, rape.
Police officials said the app is planned to be launched in the Mujib year announced on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The app has already been given online. It can be found by searching on Google Play Store. After approval, the app will be added to the police server and released for use.
They said that the app has been made very easy, so that even illiterate women can use it, so that children and teenagers can easily understand its use. It was created by the Innovation Branch of the Police Headquarters with the help of experts.
When asked, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG Innovation) Nesaruddin Ahmed told Kaler Kanth: This call will sound much louder than a normal call. Police officers will see the location of the danger on the screen. ‘He said,’ Many times women do not want to talk about the problem in an embarrassing situation. For this reason, you have to press the help button. Family or close people can be added to the app. As a result, the relatives will also be in danger. ‘
Technology expert Tanvir Hasan Zoha said, ‘It is possible to update the app with many modern features. It will work online as well as offline.
Incidentally, on 26 November 2016, on the occasion of International Women’s Violence Prevention and World Human Rights Day, the proposal to launch an app for sexual harassment was highlighted at the ‘Sexual Harassment and Rape Awareness Raising Discussion and Poster Exhibition’ at Dhaka University’s Swadhinata Chattar. Besides, there were similar demands from different quarters.