BYS in partnership with Plan International is going to launch Avoy App on 12th June with a view to ensuring safe movement of girls in public places.
The media partner of the launching program is The Business Standard, says a press release on Wednesday.
Avoy is going to be the first app in Barishal and the southern region with the aim to stop violence against girls. It will be easier for girls to contact the nearest police station through Avoy. For more details, anyone can visit:https://www.facebook.com/avoybangladesh/
There are also great features like important hotline numbers, girls' rights with relevant information, documents for further study, online courses for capacity building on youth stopping violence against girls, counselling video for mental support and other features for gender sensitize.
BYS Executive Director Faez Belal said, "Sexual harassment against girls in public places is increasing day by days. These harassments bring fear and mental trauma in their life. In most cases, the victims never tell anyone even not family members or family due to shame, fear and rarely report to the police due to lack of knowledge about the legal system. To keep in mind about this situation we introduce this app."
BYS is the largest youth-led organisation based in the southern part of Bangladesh. This platform shelters young underprivileged girls and pledges to restore their rights.
The aim of the organization is to achieve gender equality by working closely with girls who are victims of child marriage, molestation, and domestic violence by raising awareness and ensuring quality education.