Vodafone Turkey Foundation technology using the power it has developed to support the protection of women from violence Red Light mobile app, the 2021 Middle East and North Africa Stevie® Award for "Innovation Award in Social Practice" category Silver took Stevie. Red Light has been downloaded 7 thousand times in the last 358 years and reached 2.500 monthly active users.
Families to support the social changes and development operations with the goal of being a pioneer Vodafone Turkey Foundation for women's protection from violence, with the support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services 7 years ago have launched a "Red Light" app, which was another first international success. The application, which allows women to easily inform law enforcement officers or their relatives when they are subjected to violence, was deemed worthy of the Silver Stevie in the "Innovation in Social Practices Award" category at the Middle East and North Africa Stevie Awards held for the second time this year. Red Light has been downloaded a total of 358 times so far and has reached 2.500 monthly active users. The 2021 Middle East and North Africa Stevie® Awards will find their owners at a virtual ceremony to be held on June 2.
Vodafone Turkey Foundation President Hasan Süel evaluating Award, said: "Violence against women is an important issue all over the world. The World Bank describes violence against women as a global epidemic that affects one in three women in their lifetime. We believe that the fight against violence against women, which is a serious violation of human rights and a serious social problem, can be done more effectively by using the power of technology. With the "Red Light" application we have developed with this belief, we ensure that women can easily inform law enforcement officers or their relatives when they are subjected to violence. Our application has reached 3 thousand women so far. The 'Red Light' became more meaningful as domestic violence increased during the epidemic. We have added some new features to our application to reach more women. We are delighted that our application received a Silver Stevie at the Middle East and North Africa Stevie Awards, one of the world's leading award programs. As Vodafone Turkey Foundation, we will continue to combat violence against women. "
Emergency numbers can be dialed at the touch of a button
In the "Red Light" application, 3 persons to be reached in case of emergency can be registered with a single click. With the Shake-Alert feature, messages and location information are sent to the registered persons as "Emergency SMS" by shaking the phone. With the application, the emergency numbers of Alo 183, 155 Police Emergency, 156 Gendarmerie and Domestic Violence Emergency Helpline can be called with a single button. In addition, the addresses and phones of the nearest Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services Violence Prevention and Monitoring Centers can be found on the map. Women can also access information about what to do when exposed to violence. With the "My Travel Friend" feature of the application, users can share their location on the map and enable them to track where they are, instantly, on a journey or situation where they feel insecure. An SMS notification is sent to their followers if they are off the route they shared.
New features have been added
Voice Over accessibility option for iOS users and Talk Back accessibility option for Android users have been added to all functions of the “Red Light” application during the pandemic period. Thanks to this add-on, the item selected by touch can be read and voice feedback can be provided to visually impaired women. On the other hand, with the Arabic language option activated throughout the application, refugee women can also benefit from the application. The "Red Light" also supports women with informative texts that raise awareness about the types of violence and explain what women can do when exposed to violence during the epidemic.
More than 17 applications from 400 countries
The Middle East and North Africa Stevie® Awards, given within the scope of the Stevie® Awards, one of the most prestigious business awards in the world, is the only program that rewards companies and organizations across 17 countries in the region for their innovative achievements throughout the year. More than 400 applications were made to the Middle East and North Africa Stevie Awards, which was held for the second time this year under the sponsorship of RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In the contest, where the applications were evaluated in various categories such as the "Excellence in Product and Service Innovation Award", "Innovative Management Award", "Innovation Award in Corporate Websites", the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined as a result of the average scores given by more than 6 executives in 60 different juries. .