Aussie envoy launches smpartphone app Nidarr

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 28, 2017-

Australian Ambassador HE Glenn White launched NiDARR, a smartphone application, in Kathmandu on Friday.

Developed by the Ujyalo Foundation with financial support from Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Programme, the application is designed to provide individuals a secure and private platform to stay connected to their contact circles, report gender based violence, and maximises their safety to prevent violence before it happens.

“Gender-based violence in general and violence against women is unacceptable, anywhere anytime and violence against women is a significant human rights violation that has a profound and devastating impact on its victims, on communities, and society as a whole,” said White while launching the applications. “Eliminating violence against women, everywhere, is a priority of the Australian Government and a key part of its foreign policy and overseas aid program. Australia is committed to supporting and partnering with other countries to end violence against women through support services such as health and emergency accommodation, improving justice systems and preventing violence against women and girls in the first place.”

The envoy also commended the task by Ujyalo Foundation on developing the smartphone application and called on all to help spread the message about the utility of the app.

Amuda Mishra, founder and executive director of the Ujyalo Foundation, said, “Every work we do at Ujyalo is geared towards creating space for women to lead and learn in Nepal. We believe that NiDARR is a step forward in creating that space for young women in Nepal, where they can feel safe, and themselves.” 

Published: 28-01-2017 07:53

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