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Android application Trans-Muhafiz launched

January 07, 2018

PESHAWAR: Blue Veins, an organisation working for the transgender and intersex community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has launched first of its kind android App “Trans-Muhafiz” for safety and reporting of violence against transgender community under the support of Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

The launching ceremony was held at Peshawar Press Club. Transgender activists, civil society representatives and people from other walks of life participated in the function.

Qamar Naseem, Programme Coordinator Blue Veins, said the App was the first of its kind in Pakistan, unique and simple to use in case of emergency, which can be easily downloaded and installed from Google play store.

He said App had been made to improve reporting system of violence against transgender community.  Called “Trans-Muhafiz” has both online and offline reporting options.

An online violence reporting system will create a more empowering reporting experience for transgender survivors, provide authorities with better evidence and data on violence, and facilitate the identification of repeat perpetrators.

Sharing the features of Trans-Muhafiz, Qamar Naseem said the Blue Veins introduced this application to facilitate trans-community with the latest technology. He hoped it would help empower trans-community in raising their voices against violence by making more easy and accessible reporting system for them.

The App users would have to add emergency contacts who would get alerts in case of emergency.

In online report system of App not only text message can be sent but also violence can be reported through sending voice message, picture and video.