One of the people who added their voices to the fight against gender-based violence is journalist and broadcaster, Lerato Mbele-Roberts, who said, “It seems to me that the more successful women are becoming, the more violent some men are getting.” 

It’s about time that men stopped resorting to violence and accept that women are powerful and capable beings. Crimes under the gender-based violence banner include emotional, sexual and physical abuse, as well as deprivation of basic needs such as healthcare and education. 

The safety apps below are designed to alert authorities or emergency response services should you find yourself in trouble.

SHAKE2SAFETY: A mind-blowing app that allows you to simply shake your phone if you’re feeling unsafe and it will immediately alert your contacts.

NAMOLA: This proudly local app, also known as the “Uber of emergencies”, lets you request emergency assistance using your phone’s GPS live location. In case of an emergency, a Namola operator will return your call and request that you confirm the details of your emergency and send help. 

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MY SOS SA: This app allows you to initiate a request for help for yourself or for a friend, as well as specify the nature of your emergency, after which it will automatically notify your contacts on your behalf and supply them will all the necessary information.

bSAFE: This hassle-free app provides voice activation, SOS button, live streaming, recording, fake call and your guardians can follow your live location so that they always know where you are. 

GLYMPSE: This app lets you share your real-time location with friends, family or even emergency services via an icon dropped on a map. It also allows you to set up groups for special gatherings where you can update each other on your whereabouts. You can also share your live location with someone who hasn’t downloaded the app.

IGoSAFELY: Through this app, your live location can always be known. You also get the privilege to set safety timers for yourself and when you don’t, the app will notice, regard it as an emergency and send help. It also provides a voice recording feature, as well as SOS alerts in case of an emergency.

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PANIC BUTTON APP: You can consider this app your personal hero. It provides both legal and roadside assistance, as well as emergency services transport. You can access it with a simple touch of a button on your phone. 

SAFETY ALERT APP: Momentum Car and Home Insurance has introduced Safety App. It is an interactive app with real-time updates, and it has over 1 500 armed responders waiting for your emergency. The app also has easy activation for your convenience.