Coding against Harassment

20 April, 2016

Published by Catherine Cardwell

New app provides increased data on sexual harassment in Kosovo, making it much easier to identify trends in an oft-ignored daily phenomenon.

Kosova Women’s Network (KWN), Open Data Kosova (ODK) and Girls Coding Kosova (GCK) have worked together to create a new app, Ec Shlire (Walk Freely), which allows people to report sexual harassment from their smartphones.

Blerta Thaci, co-founder of GCK, explains that KWN and ODK reached out to her organization to develop the mobile application.

“They said it will be really nice if GCK would develop the app, because they will have the power to create something [to combat what] they face every day,” says Thaci, a 24-year-old app developer.

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