There is an increase in the number of acts of violence being perpetrated against women. The National Commission on Antiviolence against Women recorded in 2014 there were 293,220 cases, increasing from 2013 (279,688). But in fact, only a few women have reported their case to NGOs or the Commission due to embarrasment or fear.
Concerned with those cases, three students of Universitas Gadjah Mada, namely Alfian Tryputranto and Farid Amin Ridwanto (Computer Sciences students) and Ivoni Putri Pertiwi, (Psychology), were trying to resolve the problem. They designed a special application for users or female victims of act of violence.
The app named “NoViolence” is an application on android platform. It has won the Best Concept category in the Hack Gov 2015 competition themed Getting Empowered Together for Indonesia, organised by Ministry of National Development Planning/Bapenas.
“NoViolence is a prototype we developed to facilitate and mediate problems affecting female victims,” said Farid on Friday (26/2) during talks to journalists at Fortakgama room of UGM.
Farid explained the app takes the form of a diary. It is equipped with a questionaire that presents adapted questions. With this, the level of violence they experience can be measured based on the coding data from the diary that have been filled out by users.
“This app is able to measure the level of violece in the form of percentage and level of violence they have experienced,” he said.
Alfian added if the percentage surpassed 20 percent, the app will automatically produce a pop-up confirmation reporting the violence to a local NGO. The person can either choose “Report” or “No Report”.
“Currently, we are developing more features in it. We are targetting to release the app in the next few months,” said Alfian.
They hope the NoViolence app can help women who want to report the act of violence they have experienced as well as increase awareness among female victims to report the case, whether domestic violence or personal relations.