The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, along with Zomung Joundon, a private organization part of the women protection wing, has launched a mobile application and a website to register abuse against women, children, and transgenders.
This is the first time an application of this nature has been launched in the province. It comes at a time when domestic abuse and child abuse are on the rise amidst the lockdown. As per available numbers, since the lockdown started, around 500 cases of domestic abuse were reported in KP alone.
Currently, the application is available in eight different languages which include Urdu, English, Pashto, Chinese, and Arabic. According to Wafa Wazir, Women Protection Wing Chairperson, the affectees can easily register reports of abuse via the app since it is designed to be user friendly and has a simple interface.
As soon as the complaint is registered, the Women Protection Wing staff will contact the filer and forward the concerns to authorities within an hour. The wing has created a special team for contacting legal experts, psychological experts, police, and the federal investigation agency (FIA). All the organizations will be taken into confidence as soon as the complaint is registered.
Wazir also detailed that the platform will register complaints keeping the filer’s identity confidential, which is a huge concern for many women in the area.