ProblemThe Problem

More than 1 in 5 women aged 15-49 (22%) in the world report having experienced sexual violence at some point in time, compared to less than 1 in 10 (8%) men (UDHS 2016). Gender-Based Violence (GBV) reinforces inequalities between men and women, girls and boys with most of the victims and survivors being women and girls. This has diverse effects on the individual, family, community, and the country at large. Despite global progress in reducing Gender-Based Violence, it is still a major factor of life for many women in Uganda and continues to impact survivor’s immediate sexual, physical, and psychological health. These effects pose longer-term health problems such as discrimination, stigmatization, and societal isolation. Students and workers in low-wage industries that commute during nighttime hours are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault, domestic violence, psychological violence, and trafficking.

The prevalence of Gender-Based Violence is attributed to numerous factors:

  • Lack of social control mechanisms and poverty.
  • Inefficiency in existing mechanisms meant to provide support and safety to women when they are threatened.
  • No cell reception in certain areas as the telecommunications equipment is too expensive for local communities to afford.
  • Existing solutions such as mobile applications are complex and challenging to maneuver in times of distress.

 

What we are do

SafeBangle Technologies is a Ugandan-based social enterprise dedicated to designing and developing innovative robust and cheap solutions to curb Gender-Based-Violence and physical assaults to make the world a safer place.

The SafeBangle Team is developing a wearable safety tool that can be used by the would-be victims of assaults, SGBV, and other forms of injustice to call their trusted relatives and loved ones for help. The wearable safety bracelet is a tool for safety and will be used primarily by youth, to be their own champions against violence.

SafeBangle bracelet is a direct response to the feedback of different groups of people in need of technology to safeguard their staff, relatives, and friends. The bracelet is physically small and fashionable with a user-friendly interface for both men and women of all ages. SafeBangle is crafted to be culturally acceptable to achieve discretion and made with state-of-the-art wearable technology for instant alert without using the internet.

SolutionThe Solution

SafeBangle Technologies is a Ugandan-based social enterprise dedicated to designing and developing innovative robust and cheap solutions to curb Gender-Based-Violence and physical assaults to make the world a safer place. SafeBangle Team is developing a wearable safety tool which can be used by the would-be victims of assaults, SGBV and other forms of injustices to be empowered to call their trusted relatives and loved ones for help. The wearable safety tool will be used primarily by youths, students, to be their own champions against violence. SafeBangle bracelet is a direct response to the feedback of different groups of people in need of technology to safeguard their staff, relatives and friends. The bracelet is physically small and fashionable with a user-friendly interface for both men and women of all ages. SafeBangle is crafted to be culturally acceptable to achieve discretion and made with state-of-the-art wearable technology for instant alert without using internet. When discretely triggered, the bracelet sends an alarm by SMS to a chosen group of individuals with the wearer’s live location to be rescued immediately.

UsersWhat our partners say

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    Novel idea. One of s kind.

    • Owiny Emmanuel
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    it's a good idea, more importantly quick response mechanism and protection against malfunction or hackers or misuse but it's a brilliant idea

    • Akenda Abooki Josh

ImpactHow we are impacting our community

NewsNews & Events

Please find the 2020 report here

We are pleased to present to you our first annual report for the year 2020. It was an important year for SafeBangle Technologies Limited as we celebrated the organization’s 2nd birthday! Two years have passed since our team, together with many partners, put together the first safety prototype device.

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