‘Thaha chha’ mobile app launched officially

Kathmandu, July 27

Women for Human Rights officially launched a mobile application ‘Thaha chha’ here today in a bid to keep people informed about their rights, legal provisions and government aid.

Women for Human Rights is an organisation working for single women with a vision to create a non-discriminatory and equitable society where single women are respected and can live with dignity. The mobile app will provide detailed information about legal provisions that protect single women’s social, political, cultural and economic rights.

The app provides information about Single Women Protection Fund and also includes pictorial stories, audio dramas and directives related to different issues related to women, important phone numbers, informative booklets and quiz games.

Executive Director of WHR Sumira Shrestha informed that the application could be downloaded for free and also be used offline. “This app is designed especially for women who are mostly busy in household activities,” she said. “While doing a survey in Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Gorkha, it was found that more than 50 per cent of women in the district had smartphones. We designed the mobile app on the basis of the survey report,” Shrestha said, adding that the app was made available for download three months ago for testing. In the last three months, more than 500 people from 40 districts downloaded the app.

Speaking at the programme, Secretary at National Women Commission Anil Kumar Thakur said that it was necessary to make people aware people of legal provisions and rights.