Indian Women Network Launches Mobile Application to Fight Crime
At a time when scores of new methods are being introduced to enable women to protect themselves, the Indian Women Network (IWN) has launched a mobile application that will assist women, children, young adults and senior citizens to fight crime and to call for help during emergencies, round-the-clock.
Renowned dancer Daksha Sheth launched the application ‘Help Me on Mobile’ here on Friday. The free application offers two services ‘I am Here’ and ‘I Need Help’, which are designed to ensure the safety of an individual.
A person can seek help by clicking on any of the two options. Every 10 minutes, a message specifying one’s location will be sent to everyone who are connected through the application. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. It has been developed by On Mobile, one of the largest white labelled data and value added services companies for mobile, landline and media service providers.
Launching the application, Daksha Sheth said that financial empowerment is exceptionally important for women to choose the life they wish.
“Freedom to make choice is important. The flow of life is decided by the choices one make and women should be confident and bold to make choices,” she said.
Sheth said that the society provides no facilities to girls for physical exercise.
“Dance is a way for that and also for going out,” she said.
IWN Kerala, Chairwoman, Remy Thomas Muthoot and Reena Sabin, convenor, Wellbeing, IWN Kerala also spoke. IWN is a platform for women professionals under the Confederation of Indian Industry.