Mujer Segura BCS, which is available in early access in the Google Play Store for use in the Baja California region is a pilot program which allows a woman who is in a state of distress to quickly ping an alert out to a list of loved ones. This list can only be added by the user and anyone on this list is quickly alerted through an app notification as to the last location when the alert was initiated.
For many years there have been calls for the Mexican Government to improve prevention of gender-based violence and human trafficking. Local governments are now exploring and or actively working (in our use case) on new, alternative solutions for women using technology to help women in compromised situations. These situations would include kidnapping, human trafficking, workplace harassment, domestic abuse, and femicide.
The XYO Foundation is assisting FYCLabs and the Women’s Institute of Baja California in using the XYO bound witness protocol for location data certainty in preventing femicide, workplace/domestic abuse, kidnapping, sexual assault, and other physical threats against women in Mexico.
This is a work in progress with a beta available on the Google Play Store, and there will be a complete and updated case study after a thorough review, testing period, and statistical analysis of results in prevention and criminal investigation resolution.
Real-time emergency alerts to loved ones, witness verification upon incident, and a clean ledger for use in resolution or prevention of violent crime are possible with the use of the XYO bound witness protocol. In this use case we will highlight how our protocols are being integrated into this life changing application.
Mujer Segura BCS allows a woman who is in a state of distress to quickly ping an alert out to a list of loved ones. This bound witness protocol is active through the device in hand of the person in distress and bound witnesses with other people using the app in a passive background state. These witnesses send an alert to the witness device so if in the case that the device is in use by a person who is actually witnessing the crime, they can take notes and contact authorities. Witnesses also stay passive irrespective of actual real life witnessing so that there is a chain of data to establish movement patterns which can aid authorities in finding the victim, and the criminals responsible.
Tamper-Proof Location History
From the moment the victim triggers the Mujer Segura app’s alert function, a series of events occurs allowing for a chain of bound witnesses to help gather live witnesses, create a ledger of tamper-proof location history, and ultimately solve the crime. XYO’s Bound Witness protocol assures that there is a consensus chain of certainty that the location is not being spoofed. Adding this confidence that the data is accurate helps loved ones and authorities be sure that they are in the right path in finding the victim.