After the devastating gang rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi, we saw Circle of 6 downloads rise sharply. We were motivated to act quickly, and made the decision to localize the app for people living in New Delhi.
Circle of 6 – New Delhi is programmed for use in both English and Hindi, including a specific translation note for the Hindi that makes the app gender-neutral to ensure that the app speaks to people of all genders and orientations. Hotlines are now pre-programmed for the recently formed 24/7 women’s hotline of New Delhi and the Jagori advocacy helpline. As a suggested third number, the user is directed to the Lawyer’s Collective if calling the police feels unsafe, which for many women it does.