GPS-based Panic Button to curb domestic violence

GPS-based Panic Button to curb domestic violence

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Brazil: GPS-based Panic Buttons will be used for controlling domestic violence in Brazil. The concept is being tested in the city of Vitoria.

Domestic violence is a big problem in Brazil. The country ranks seventh out of 84 countries in number of murdered women. The city of Vitoria plans to hand out GPS-based Panic Buttons to the victims who have obtained court-issued restraining orders against their abusers. The GPS-device will send an alert to the police as soon as a woman presses the button. “The worst aggression happens behind closed doors. The Panic Button will keep the abusers away,” said Welington da Costa Ribeiro, Vitoria Municipal Secretary of Urban Security.

Source: cio-today.com