‘Hamdam’ app provides vital information to women in Iran
‘Hamdam’, an app launched recently in Iran is marketed as a period tracker program, but also connects women to a wealth of useful information about sexual health and Iranian laws relating specifically to women.
It is the second app launched through silicon valley revolutionaries IranCubator, a program under the remit of Berkeley based non-profit ‘United for Iran’. As well as allowing women to track their periods effectively, the app contains information about contraception, STD’s, sexual harassment and domestic violence. It also contains legal information concerning divorce laws, custody of children and how to form a fair marriage contract.
Amid fears of low population growth in the country, the Iranian government has been limiting women’s access to contraception and other sexual health related services, making the Hamdam app incredibly timely and necessary.
The NGO who created the app, ‘United for Iran’, work to increase civil liberties in Iran by improving human rights conditions, increasing the capacity of civil society and engaging citizens through technology.
For more information about their other projects see their website.