Reduce Women Sexual Violence Smartly Through Technology
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In recent years, acts of sexual violence against women are increasing at a terrifying rate (Mahajan, Reddy, & Rajput, 2016). United Nations says sexual violence includes a host of harmful behaviors directed at women and girls because of their sex, including wife abuse, sexual assault, dowry-related murder, marital rape, selective malnourishment of female children, forced prostitution, female genital mutilation, and sexual abuse of female children (Ellsberg & Heise, 2005). Research conducts and collected data suggest that in some countries nearly one in four women experience sexual violence (Jewkes, Sen, & Garcia-Moreno, 2002). Sexual violence has a profound impact on physical and mental health. However, research has yet to fully investigate this sexual violence problem and tried to reduce it smartly using technology (Mahajan et al., 2016). This project aims to research on existing works for women security, against women harassment and to develop a smart wristband which can be affordable and effective to protect women from sexual violence. In order to investigate about reducing sexual violence, this paper asks to develop a smart system and use qualitative research method. This paper uses data to empirically investigate how to reduce sexual violence against women. And the investigation also turns out that only giving any smart technical solution to reduce sexual violence for any developing countries is not enough until the country is providing women proper access to information technology. Research of this paper shows gender discrimination is playing a huge role in developing countries like Mozambique, because of that most of the women do not have access to technologies. So, this project also aims to provide a possible solution for women to have better access to technology through the data collected in Mozambique while doing fieldwork.
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