Gender-based violence to be hard hit as SL’s first mobile based app approaches softly

Gender-based violence to be hard hit as SL’s first mobile based app approaches softly

By Keshala Dias

Jan 30, 2017 | 6:52 pm

The soft launch of Sri Lanka’s first mobile-based application to combat gender-based violence took place in Colombo on January 30.

The event was jointly organised by Women In Need and The Asia Foundation.

The app named 2 Six 4 was launched to provide services needed by victims of violence.

The Executive Director at the Women In Need noted that the app will help victimised women to get over their problems.

She asked all those victimised to be empowered enough to use the application.

“We did a police training last week with about eighty police officers and made them aware about it and spoke to them and we have connected it to the hotline of the police”, she added.

Legal advice and all other essential services can be obtained by calling on 011-2 444 444.

The official launch of the app will be held on March 8 in line with the International Women’s Day.

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