- Diarata N'Diaye, a 34-year-old woman, has created an electronic bracelet that looks out for women and protects them against sexual violence
- Whenever there is impeding violence, the bracelet sends a signal out using GPS in order to call for help
- Connected to a smartphone, the app has been downloaded thousands of times on Google App store
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A 34-year-old brilliant woman, Diarata N’Diaye, has contributed greatly to the fight against sexual violence by creating a bracelet called App-elle that will send out an alert once a case of sexual violence is about to happen.
The electronic bracelet sends out a signal for nearby help through a sound recording technology that gets help from relatives using GPS, How Africa reports.
It should be noted that the bracelet is connected to an application on the phone. The creative piece has gotten finance of €30,000 (N1,304,057.62) for 2,000 bracelets from Pays de la Loire Region.
”Just press a small button on the bracelet. The alert then allows three contacts, previously defined, to hear live what happens. They also receive the real-time GPS route, which will allow them to immediately alert rescue personnel with accurate information,” she explained how the app works.
Also worthy of note is that the app has been downloaded 5,600 times with averages 800 uses every month. Diarata said that the app is even more useful for women with abusive partners.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Oyo state House of Assembly is set to review existing laws on sexual violence and input stricter punishment for the culprits.
The chairman, House committee on the parliamentary counsel, Ayotunde Fatokun, made the assertion while speaking with newsmen on Friday, June 8, in Ibadan shortly after visiting and commiserating with the family of Barakat, a sexual violence victim in the state.
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Barakat until her untimely death was a National Diploma student studying science laboratory technology at the federal college of animal health and production, Ibadan.
In other news, a graduate of the University of Lagos, Abiodun Abraham, made a great input towards the fight against coronavirus in the country.
The creative man constructed a disinfectant tunnel that cleans any residue of bacteria and viruses off whoever passes through it.
This kind of machine will go a long way in ensuring personal hygiene in public places as life eases back to normal and activities become full-blown.
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