Saadat Aliyu, a young lady based in Kano, Nigeria has developed Helpio App, an android application used for reporting cases of sexual abuse. With the high rate of sexual abuse in Nigeria, Helpio App comes as a good solution to handle rape cases.
Founded in 2020, Helpio App will work as a great tool to combat the high rate of rape cases in the country. The App is available on play store. It is also available in two languages, Hausa and English languages.
Many organizations have adopted the app and have encouraged their members to sign up. Among them includes – Initiative for Support of Victims of Sexual Abuse, Orphans and Less privilege (ISSOL), Equity Destitute, and Child Right and Welfare Initiative (EDCRAWI).
According to Channels TV, Ms. Saadat Aliyu is the founder of Shamrock Innovations, a Youth and Women Centric Tech Innovation Hub in Kano.
Aliyu who refers to herself as a “self-taught developer” mentioned that her next project which she will be launching soon is fintech oriented and is directed towards impacting lives and developing solutions to problems.
Why this matters
- One in every three girls would have experienced at least one form of sexual assault by the time they reach 25 years, according to NOI polls.
- The Helpio App will help girls report rape incidents fast without any fear or limitations.
- There is also the belief that rape cases are usually under-reported. Research has shown that out of all the reported rape cases, only 67% acknowledge that the criminals were arrested. This means that 3 out of 10 criminals actually face the dictates of the law.
- With the new app, all reports entered will be monitored and all offenders subsequently brought to book.