I react to sexual violence against women

esther atosha
Posted March 12, 2019 from Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Sexual violence based on gender is a reality in the world that nobody ignores. I am an African woman in me runs the blood purely Congolese. My country is renowned as the capital of rape in the world, wars is tribal conflicts make daily melody in my country the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo 1250 women are subjected to violence every day. That is to say, 50 women are raped every day without reacting to it would be to promote hell in my country. That's why I participated in the contest called hackthon organized by the internew with the support of the european union. The umoja group that I represented won the prize in second position thanks to the design of an Android application. The purpose of this application is to fight against the scourges of violence suffered by Congolese women through the use of the new technology and information .zombo-alert app will help to strengthen the security of Congolese women. this application will allow direct contact of the victim and institutions in the field of gender-based violence. that is to say, this application will facilitate the information and the direct reaction of the victim and the institution that manages the violence Later I'll publish the details on our zombie-alert app. This could never be achieved without the hand of the big worldpulse family, being a worlpulse member was what the members of the jury called "winning in  advance", I was initially favor because I had an experience in the use of new technology which is the worldpulse website. I call world pulse a family  because it encouraged me to go ahead, to turn my limits into opportunuites.I dedicate these awards to the founder of worldpulse and to all the worldpulse's fighter women who militate woman's right in their society.

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Jill Langhus
Mar 12
Mar 12

Hi Esther,

Congrats on winning the app award! It sounds like a great concept and app. When will the first rendition be released and available? Please keep us posted on updates.

esther atosha
Mar 15
Mar 15

Hi Jill,
Thank you !
''do things and do them better '' is my everday's motto .
We are still looking for everything.
needed for the proper functioning
of our application.
we are not in a hurry to rend the application because we really want that this application has a great impact on the life of the Congolese woman especially the one living in the most conflictual circles.
you will not miss the evolution of our work

Jill Langhus
Mar 16
Mar 16

Hello dear,

You're welcome:-) That's a great motto.

Thanks for the clarification. I'm looking forward to seeing more updates about it and your progress, and impact with it.

esther atosha
Mar 16
Mar 16

Hello Jill,
Allright ,thank you !

Jill Langhus
Mar 17
Mar 17

You're welcome, dear!

Corine Milano
Mar 12
Mar 12

Wow, Esther! This is amazing. Congratulations on your award and on this work. I am excited to learn more about this app, and to hear that World Pulse was instrumental in its development. Congratulations again and please keep us updated as things progress!

esther atosha
Mar 15
Mar 15

Hi corrine,
the application is called Zombo-allert.
the name comes from the word '' muzombo '' one of the vernacular languages of the DRC meaning '' taboo ''

the app aims to fight against sexual violence through new technology.
that is, application contributes to development in general because it is an innovation.
- participate to reduction of violence against congolese women.
_ Strengthens the security of the Congolese woman.

its functionality is very simple and easy to handle because we thought of these illiterate women victims of rape. just install it. There is a Green number that puts in contact structures that fight against sexual violence in the DRC. the application works without internet because in our country the internet also poses a major problem. I will keep on informing you more about Zombo-allert app.
In the competition, the judges needed the experiences of women who changed the conditions in their societies through new technology. And already I was part of Worldpulse, a new technology that raises the voice of women.

Corine Milano
Apr 11
Apr 11

Esther, it was great to meet you on the summit call this morning! Thank you for sharing more about this app.

Have you thought of sharing to the current Girls in ICT Day call for stories? You can find it here - https://www.worldpulse.com/voices-rising/story-awards/90318

You are certainly a powerful woman in tech, and I would love to learn about your journey to becoming an app designer!

esther atosha
Apr 12
Apr 12

hello corine ,
the feeling is reciprocal dear,
i was no awear of this opportunity.thanks for sharing it to me

thank you for the compliment ,bit it is not so as you may think .i mostly work in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship is a very complex concept.as i always say it is A LIFE STYLE. so II JUST use the small potentials that I have to improve the sitation of my nation.
the skill i may have in tech come from youtoube,I learned everything using youtoube.

Corine Milano
Apr 12
Apr 12

Wow! That's a story of its own! I'm impressed that you've used youtube to teach yourself so much. It is certainly a story worth sharing!

Seka
Mar 13
Mar 13

Excellent travail Esther! Mes vives félicitations pour le prix remporté! Au plaisir de savoir plus sur votre innovation avec le fameux "Zombie-alert app". Je crois que ça va être utile à la population congolaise en particulier la femme!
Courage!
Seka

esther atosha
Mar 15
Mar 15

Bonjour seka,
Merci beaucoup, vous ne manquerez pas d'être informé sur notre application .
Exactement seka , Zombo-allert est une manière pour nous de contribuer au changement des conditions des femmes dans notre pays la RDC

Hello, Esther,

Congratulations for winning the award! Yes, we are a one big loving family here, and we are so proud of you for creating solutions to the issues on sexual violence.

We celebrate with you! Thank you for sharing your victory with us! I see a promising future for women in Congo.

esther atosha
Mar 15
Mar 15

Hello Karen,
Hand In hand, we come to change the conditions of the woman in the world. thank you for seeing this vision which is our struggle's subject!

Amen! Please update us here on the development of the app and your future endeavors. So proud of you! :)

Juliet Acom
Mar 14
Mar 14

Congratulations Esther!!

This is a wonderful innovation. I do hope to check it out - please share as soon as it is available for download.
Wishing you all the best

esther atosha
Mar 15
Mar 15

Hello Juliet,
Sure ,i will keep on sharing the app progress .you won't miss anything about Zombo-allert app.
Thanks you dear!

Ariane Assumani
Mar 15
Mar 15

Vraiment félicitation ma sœur ESTHER c'est une grande chose de parler sur les violences faites aux femmes qui est devenu une chanson dans notre pays et d'autres pays se moquent de nous. Et donc courage et continuons de parler pour nos sœurs qui n'ont pas cette occasion ravis de vous relire à la prochaine

esther atosha
Mar 15
Mar 15

Bonjour Ariane,
L'avenir du Congo repose dans nos mains , ensemble nous pouvons changer cette étiquette que porte notre pays et améliorer les conditions de la femme congolaise.
Merci beaucoup , j'espère que vous passez un bon samedi

Jensine Larsen
Mar 22
Mar 22

Esther - I am breathless with amazement of what you have accomplished! Congratulations, you must be so so so proud. You have inspired my day, and I can't wait to see what you do next ! I am humbled and YOU are the pulse of World Pulse, inspiring so many other sisters with your powerful story! I hope to meet you one day my sister

esther atosha
Mar 23
Mar 23

Hello jensine,
That feeling when you're supported by your sisers !
Am speachless Reading your comments and encouragements .

I know that turning the universe of women into a paradise is worths a great price and a great sacrifice. your motivation makes me even more determined than before.
Thank you soo much dear!
Be sure that you won't miss any point of my progress.
My dear sister , Meeting you is my biggest hope currently !

Best Esther !