Disturbed over the rising cases of child molestation, sexual and domestic violence as well as other forms of abuse, Creative Connecting Technologies Limited (CCTech), has developed a free web reporting portal, ReportNow, to report gender based violence.
Speaking at the launching of the platform,CCTech software Engineer and Director Strategy, R&D, Tammy Joshua said the app would help in addressing the culture of survivor-silence fuelled by self guilt, and shame.
According to him, it will aid in putting an end to humiliation embarrassment, and survival for Internally Displaced Persons. It will also address the lack of trust in the criminal justice system and the police.
He added that ReportNow is a community support project that protects both the survivors and the information they provided. “It will empower civil societies, government agencies and other interventionist organisations with access to critical information necessary for decision making. ReportNow also enables eye witnesses report cases of abuse or suspected abuse to prevent actual occurrence.”He further said:”It is a web portal built to aid, facilitate, empower and support organisations as well as provide data that would enable evidence based decision making.”
The Managing Director, CCTech, Mr. Clifford Ogbuagu said the ReportNow platform was developed to ride over all the reasons attributed to poor reporting of gender based violence.
“The platform would serve as a coordinating mechanism where organisations can take ownership to achieve their goal of ending all forms of abuse and violence. It is Important to work together to achieve our goals.””We all have one objective, which is ending sexual, domestic and intimate partner violence. He added”. Mr. Ogbuagu further disclosed that CCTech is working towards upgrading ReportNow, to ensure an offline model where reports or information can be entered into the portal.”Individuals will be using an Internet enabled mobile device, and automatically upload once access to the Internet is established.”
ReportNow, according to the technology company, would and ensure data driven intervention in curtailing the scourge of rape and gender based violence.