A Nigerian woman has created an app that will help orphans and underprivileged fight sexual abuse.
Finally there’s an app that can actually help protect the vulnerable and cause effective change. A new app that was invented by the founder of Shamrock Innovations who expressed her love for IT stated that she wanted to use her self-taught skills to create an app that would make a difference an app known as “Helpio App”.
Nigeria currently has a high rate of sexual abuse and to curb this Saadat Aliyu created Helpio App in 2020 which will work as a great tool to combat the high rate of rape cases in the country. The App is available on play store. It is also available in two languages, Hausa and English languages.
Who is using the app?
Many organizations have adopted the app and have encouraged their members to sign up. Among them includes – Initiative for Support of Victims of Sexual Abuse, Orphans and Less privilege (ISSOL), Equity Destitute, and Child Right and Welfare Initiative (EDCRAWI).
Why is this important?
- One in every three girls would have experienced at least one form of sexual assault by the time they reach 25 years, according to NOI polls.
- The Helpio App will help girls report rape incidents fast without any fear or limitations.
- There is also the belief that rape cases are usually under-reported. Research has shown that out of all the reported rape cases, only 67% acknowledge that the criminals were arrested. This means that 3 out of 10 criminals actually face the dictates of the law.
- With the new app, all reports entered will be monitored and all offenders subsequently brought to book.
We clearly need more apps that are solution driven and are not only used for monetary value but can be used to keep people safe and to keep the bad guys away.