Ask Without Shame
The app “Ask Without Shame” wants to put accurate information about all topics related to sex straight into the hands of young people in Uganda with its anonymous text message service and hotline. This allows them to make their own informed decisions to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. The app also features a wide range of information on safe sex, contraceptives and menstrual hygiene. The anonymity helps to open up without fear of judgment from parents, teachers or peers. Due to the high mobile phone coverage in Uganda, the app is able to reach many young people. Since the launch in 2015 more than 70,000 questions to 35,000 users have been answered.