• Mobile app seeks to stem harassment, violence against school-age girls, teens
• Available for Android & iOS, app lets users get immediate help or counseling
A new mobile app designed to help stop digital sexual harassment and incipient gender violence against young women has been launched by Spanish software development firm UST Global, with support from various women’s rights NGOS and the government’s Secretariat for Social Services and Equality.
‘Ygualex’ lets school-age girls and young women safely access counseling and and seek help from their mobile phone anytime, anywhere that they feel they are being harassed or threatened by current or former boyfriends and partners. The password-protected app lets the user send a help “message in a bottle” with one click of a bottle-shaped icon on the app’s home screen in order to initiate a real-time chat with an expert counselor who can help them with the problem or emergency they are facing.
Available immediately for free download to Android and Apple iOS mobile devices, Ygualex was developed by UGT global with the support of the Spanish NGOs No Más Violencia de Género, Asociación ALMA and AMAR, as well as the Spanish government’s Secretariat for Social Services and Equality, party of the Ministry for Health, Social Services and Equality.
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