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WATCH-GIRL

It's purpose is to PREVENT VULNERABLE GILS/WOMEN from rape/abuse.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The "W-G" connected wirelessly to closest Law Enforcements, will help to localize her whereabouts geographically when she presses the top baton that sends the signal.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

All FEMALE.
-Especially young girls/teens, as parents or guardians can't be always around ;
      and
-Adult women (NON-consenting)

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

It is UNIQUE yet because I observed, in many years and many heard cases of this kinds of violence on women and girls, that the ACT of RAPE HAPPENS before the arrival of any kind of help.
So there is NO PREVENTIVE APPROCH. It is, yet, at a stage that looks like "THE DOCTOR ARRIVES AFTER THE DEATH". So my "W-G" idea is new jumper-on the field to PREVENT or ALERT FASTER, ORIENTE GEOGRAPHICALLY AUTHORITIES to the location. The fact of advertising or Marketing this new product WILL REDUCE VIOLENCES AGAINST WOMEN and GIRLS world wide (as it'll alert most intentioned rape actors).

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

My company is BALDE-GREEN-TECH, a new one based in SEATTLE WASHINGTON STATE. I'm working hard to prevent VIOLENCE AGANIST WOMEN of ANY KINDS.
I've been working these couple years on preventing F.G.M (Female-Genital-Mutilation), please look at my website for that "fight" at: http://www.womenhealthplus.org
https://www.womenhealthplus.org/

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered company.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

My inspiration came from my daughter named DIAYNABA BALDE. She went through that horrible FGM process in my presence (i was watching while they were cutting her genitals at age six), and she have been raped later at age 11 in SENEGAL (West Africa). She's still having POST-TRAUMATIC-STRESS-DESORDER BEHAVIOR. I'm still having nightmares about that criminal procedure I saw too. I have to create something against any violence on females.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

We're FULANI TRIBE and MOSLEM AFRICANS. Belonging to this community and religion, the charts states and imposes that ALL YOUNG GIRLS aged 5 to 10 have to go through that FGM process so that they'll be found virgin at marriage time. Then parents and all the community will be PROUD of her.
As the victim girl lost all her external genital parts, she is not quickly excited to have sex with man, but she grows normally physically, diminished mentally, shy behavior towards men.... She's most likely to be a target for sexual violence and/or rape.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

The "W.G" project is my personal invention. It is not for non profit, it'll be developed and mass produced for the good of females world wide. I'll work in it with my daughter and five other FULANI women, and my son. All are here in Seattle. I'm very well known in my community as I'm their INTERPRETER in medical, court and Federal procedures using my 17 spoken languages.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

All young girls seem VULNERABLE RAPERS' TARGETS. That fact is known by all parents, now.
The strength will be for parents the " DAY-NIGHT-CARE" for their daughters. They won't need to worry that much after acquiring my "W-G".

Geographic Focus

I live here in the USA, but my product will be needed in all THE WORLD.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

6 months are enough to realize it.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Photo of Asel Zoe
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Dear Laye,

I love and appreciate the idea of protecting woman all over the glob.
Though may be if you add more description to the prototype itself it would make the story more powerfull to understand the initial realization,

Good luck. and cross fingers for you.

My project is from completely different area and the country - interesting what do you think and were I clear of bringing it?!

https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/cultural-atlaz-fantastic-faces-of-open-minded-humanity

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Photo of Laye Balde
Team

Thank you Asel Zoe!
Yeah, you're right. But I've given more details to my PETENT LAWYER before filing, including Drawings and more.
I really appreciate your comments and encouragements to this wonderful idea on PROTECTING VULNERABLE and INNOCENT PEOPLE of our planet.
Best Regards ASEL!
LAYE

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