South African Telecom App Helps Gender-Based Violence Survivors

April 14, 2021 03:53 PM
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South African mobile communications company Vodacom South Africa, with British parent company Vodafone and charity Hestia, has launched a free mobile phone application to support targets of gender-based violence, which has soared during the coronavirus pandemic.  The application, “Bright Sky,” provides information for people to identify gender-based violence and get counseling and emergency help. Franco Puglisi reports from Johannesburg.

Producer: Rod James. Camera: Franco Puglisi.