24 Dec '11, 2am

Fighting Back against assault - AsiaOne

Fighting Back against assault - AsiaOne

The New Paper Saturday, Dec 24, 2011 Indian women in India's capital Delhi who are fearful of falling victim to sexual assault can now Fight Back - with a smartphone app. The Fight Back app, launched yesterday in Delhi, aims to fight the rise in sexual assault cases there by enabling women to alert friends or family immediately if they feel at risk. Created by Indian non-profit organisation Whypoll, it allows women to send an SOS message via SMS, e-mail and Facebook with just a single key. Once the SOS is activated, recipients will be able to track the sender's location via GPS and go to her aid. Whypoll co-founder Shweta Punj said: "I grew up in Delhi and it's always been an unsafe city. And it just keeps getting worse. As a woman, you just don't feel comfortable on the roads. "I was disgusted by the violence and wanted to do something about it." Delhi now tops the list o...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/World/Story/A1St...

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