Gynaefy is a mobile application project that serves to mitigate Gender Based Violence complaints and help to smartly refer survivors to appropriate Gender Based Violence service providers.
This project would serve rural and urban dwellers. In the rural areas, the app would have corresponding USSD codes/numbers in areas where they are not tech savy. In Urban areas and areas where they have access to smart devices, the mobile app would serve as a Grievance Redress Mechanism by connecting survivors using GPS/GIS to the closest Gynaefy approved healthcare worker.
Gynaefy would help in not just generating appropriate data for intervention, prompt intervention, access to survivors who find it difficult to make report, physically challenged who form a great quota of survivors.
The Gynaefy app is planned to be inconspicuous/camouflaged on mobile devices as perpetrators of such acts are usually around the survivor.
The Gynaefy app's user interface and wire frame has been designed. The structural design is yet to be designed, hence the need for funding. Our Gynaefy work plan document would indication time lines for project implementation. It is time for Africa to take the lead on Mitigating Gender based violence as the continent tops the chart on almost all forms of all Gender Based Violence including Harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriages. Reports for these incidences has to be scaled up using this novel intervention.