Mobile app for calling the police in cases of domestic violence is launched in Ukraine
Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Police of Ukraine, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), presented a mobile application for women who have suffered from domestic, gender-based violence or are at risk.
The application will make it easier to get help for those women who cannot call the police due to physical characteristics (for example, people with hearing impairment), total control of their personal life, lack of funds in the account, etc. Its main advantage is direct communication with the police through the SOS button, without calling 102, and with automatic determination of the victim’s location using geolocation.
The name of the app is not announced for the safety of women who will use it. You can find out details about it and its installation by calling the hotline 116-123. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the United Nations Population Fund plan to spread information about the app to those women who need it while respecting their safety and privacy.