On August 3, Ukraine presented a mobile application to save women from domestic and gender-based violence. The application contains an alarm button, which can be used to quickly call the police, reports the first lady Olena Zelenska.
The application was designed to be invisible to the offender. The panic button looks like a neutral icon on the smartphone screen. In case of danger, you can quickly press it and call the law enforcement officers. The police will determine the location of the victim by geolocation, so there is no need to speak out loud when calling 102.
The name of the application is deliberately not revealed so that potential abusers cannot find out about it. Those who suffer from domestic violence can learn more about the application and download it by calling the hotline 116 123 or writing in private messages on the page Break the circle on Facebook.
“Confronting the Russian aggressor is not a reason to forget about non-military violence. On the contrary, after everything our country is going through, we will never tolerate violence again. No violence in any form,” the first lady stressed.
The application was presented by Olena Zelenska in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and with the support of the British Embassy.