K-P launches mobile app to register abuse against women, children, transgender persons

Staff working at the agency will contact the complainant, forward it to concerned authorities within an hour

Shahzeb Khan June 02, 2020
PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakthunkhwa (K-P) has launched a website and mobile application allowing abuse against women, children and transgender persons to be reported.

This is the first-ever application launched in the province and is available in eight different languages, including Urdu, English, Pashto, Chinese and Arabic.

The website and mobile application developed by private organisation Zomung Joundon is part of Women Protection Wing, which aims to empower women.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Women Protection Wing Chairperson Wafa Wazir said women, children and transgender persons can register reports of abuse via the app. The staff working at the agency will contact the complainant and forward it to the concerned authorities within an hour.

The wing has a special team for contacting legal experts, psychological experts, police and the federal investigation agency (FIA). All institutions are informed once the complaint has been registered.

The chairperson maintained that earlier, women faced difficulty in registering their complaints due to the lockdown following the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country.

She said the application will provide a platform to register complaints while keeping their identities confidential.

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