M Asad Saleem
Lahore:Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf(PTI) and Matrix launched an app Named SHE SAFE, an app dedicated to providing women a quick way to access help in case of any incident involving themselves or their family. This app will especially be used to ensure women protection in demonstrations and processions held by PTI.
Over the past few months, PTI has been criticism for its lack of proper security for its female workers. Due to lackluster administration or some other reason, there have been several occasions where female workers were harassed during PTI’s political rallies. ProPakistani reports that to make sure that female participants in their political events feel safe and secure, PTI has worked closely with Matrix Intech to deliver this app to women all over Pakistan.
Main features of the application are:
Create your own circles with your friends, family and colleagues
Include circles in the Family Locator
View the real-time location of Circle Members on a private family map that’s only visible on Family Locator
Receive real-time alerts when Circle Members arrive at or leave destinations
Real Time alerts for security
Integration of app features at PTI rallies
To improve security for female demonstrators at their rallies, PTI has worked closely with Matrix Intech to make sure the app would work seamlessly in this scenario.
Women will be able to send offline and online emergency alerts to the campaign’s security in-charge. The security in-charge will be able to monitor all security personnel and female participants of the Jalsa through an admin panel in the application. This will allow the security in-charge to know the exact location of the user in distress and thus will be able to dispatch timely help to her.
PTI will ask all women to install this application on their mobile devices before coming to their political processions in future.
Coordination with KPK police department
KPK police and Cybercrime department are also extending its support to this app with inclusion of the ability to call police with the push of a button.
By using this app, women will be able to quickly report if they feel in danger without going to a police station. This will go a long way in making sure such incidents are reported timely as most women refrain from going to police stations to report cases of harassment.
This app is a step in the right direction for PTI. Women security is a big issue; not only in rallies organized by PTI, but also all around the country. Using technology to help women register their complaints and get quick help is a great initiative by PTI and Matrix Intech. We hope that government, both federal and provincial, will keep using technology to make lives of citizens easier and safer.