Bonang Matheba launches new app to protect women

Bonang Matheba launches new app to protect women

Bonang Matheba launches new app to protect women

The latest crime statistics released on Friday by minister of police Bheki Cele showed a rise in gender-based violence.

During his speech he spoke about the worrisome gender-based violence statistics and called for campaigns that raise awareness to be intensified.

Bonang Matheba is doing all she can to tackle the violence against women by using the universal tool, technology.

In celebration of Women’s Month, she will be launching the B-safe app which is an emergency response to help women who are faced with dire situations.

The app is not yet available to people to download however it is in the works and the personality will be giving out more details in due time.

Speaking to City Press on why she started this initiative B said she has worked on this app to convenience victims who are faced with serious situations that need immediate response.

Bonang Matheba launches new app to protect women

“I know so many women who have been affected by this in some way, shape or form. I have chosen not to simply respond vocally on social media, but rather to actively do something on the ground that can make a meaningful difference.

“I have opted to channel my energy into using technology to stem this wave of violence because mobile phones play such a prominent role in our lives, so the most meaningful option would be to have an app,” she told the publication.

Explaining how the app works she describes it as a fast and convenient way to get help, “help is literally at your fingertips. Once an emergency is activated on your phone, a response unit in your area will come to your assistance.

“If you are in harm’s way, a vigorous shake of your phone or pressing the alert button in the app will activate a response vehicle and notify them of your location.

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