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Brief Published: 18 Nov 2011

Fight Back

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Mobile SOS app Fight Back is giving women in New Delhi, India a technological intervention to ward off attackers.

When they’re in danger, women can press a button on their phone that automatically notifies friends, family and police of their GPS location via text message, Facebook or Twitter.

The app – created by India’s first citizens’ networking group Whypoll – was made in response to figures showing that one rape takes place every 18 hours in New Delhi, and police admitted the city was the ‘rape capital’ of India.

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