Punjab Govt Launches Women Safety Mobile Application
Another step is taken to protect women from harassment. Physical or mental abuse was very common decades back. Now the situation is bit better but still it cannot be said that it has stopped. In many areas of Pakistan women are getting tortured even now.
Punjab Safe City Authority and Punjab Service Commission on Status of Women Safety has worked together to introduce an android application to ensure women security.
LUMS IT department is a notable member that has worked to bring this app into being. Women will be able to inform the official of Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control & Communication about any sort of harassment or abuse they are going through.
The police are directed to take a really quick action in such cases. The punishments of these cases will be given according to harassment laws. Panic button is made available in the app that redirects calls to 15.
The application is designed such that it will have list of harassment cases so a better awareness is provided to people.
PCSW aims to promoting gender equality. It is also trying empowering women to stand beside men and not behind him.
Discrimination with women is surely going to end in some time as there have been many campaigns and efforts helping to stop it for once and all.