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Cehegín City Council launches an app to prevent Gender Violence (04/03/2020)

Cehegín City Council, through the Department of Women and Equality, will launch a service to prevent sexist violence aimed at women in the city.

This is a mobile application to avoid cases of harassment or gender violence presented by the Councilor for Women and Equality, Mónica Sánchez, the Police Officer, Manuel Fernández, the Technician for Women, Cati de la Ossa, as well as the author of this application, which will take effect on Monday, March 9.

The "Avis Cehegín" application will be made available to women on their mobile devices.

The app allows you to activate an alarm system, in which you also have to register in the application itself to activate it, connected to the Local Police Central in situations of insecurity, harassment, persecution or violence.

With the initiative, the councilwoman said, we want to have a fast communication channel with the Local Police to improve the time of intervention and avoid, as far as possible, that events of gender violence occur in Cehegín.

It seeks to achieve greater protection for women who travel alone, who have to travel through unsafe places, return home at dawn or go out to play sports.

The application has no cost to the user, any woman can download it and it is very easy to use, just press a button to jump an alert at the Local Police Headquarters, explained the mayor.

In addition, thanks to geolocation, the exact point where the possible victim is will be known.

It is a service that is funded by the subsidy received under the State Pact against Gender Violence.

The mayor, finally, has also made a call for responsible use of the application, avoiding false alerts or requests that are not characteristic of the tool.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cehegín

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