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Women and girls are more frequently becoming victims of violent attacks in urban centers. The KMDSS program is designed following preliminary research on the role community members, security agencies as well as women and girls can play towards mitigating this growing risk. It uses an early warning system as well as a proactive training and information sharing model that ensures attacks are prevented and the possibility of a woman or girl falling victim to violent attacks is greatly reduced.

Women and girls are more frequently becoming victims of violent attacks in urban centers. The KMDSS program is designed following preliminary research on the role community members, security agencies as well as women and girls can play towards mitigating this growing risk. It uses an early warning system as well as a proactive training and information sharing model that ensures attacks are prevented and the possibility of a woman or girl falling victim to violent attacks is greatly reduced.

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Project Reaction encourages citizens to “react” responsibly if they see someone being harassed due to his/her gender and share their stories using map and social media. We believe bystanders can be transformed into active, responsible citizens. We aim to redefine masculinity by promoting that real men react, not merely stand or step back when they can help. We also assure women that they are not alone and give them a platform to express solidarity and fight back. Ultimately, by using social media, we create an online community that leads real change offline.

Project Reaction encourages citizens to “react” responsibly if they see someone being harassed due to his/her gender and share their stories using map and social media. We believe bystanders can be transformed into active, responsible citizens. We aim to redefine masculinity by promoting that real men react, not merely stand or step back when they can help. We also assure women that they are not alone and give them a platform to express solidarity and fight back. Ultimately, by using social media, we create an online community that leads real change offline.

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Vittana is a leading nonprofit expert in increasing global access to higher education, starting and scaling student loan programs for poor students where education loans have not been widely available. We work with urban youth, ages 18-25, in 15 countries around the world . Though 60% of the clients we reach currently are women, we would like to adapt our program model to more effectively reach poor young women with access to the support and financing they need to complete their education and find placement in a well-paying and dignified job. We believe this will help make young women safer as they have more of their own resources at their disposal.

Vittana is a leading nonprofit expert in increasing global access to higher education, starting and scaling student loan programs for poor students where education loans have not been widely available. We work with urban youth, ages 18-25, in 15 countries around the world . Though 60% of the clients we reach currently are women, we would like to adapt our program model to more effectively reach poor young women with access to the support and financing they need to complete their education and find placement in a well-paying and dignified job. We believe this will help make young women safer as they have more of their own resources at their disposal.

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For working-class urban women and girls, the lack of access to safe, affordable and accessible water and sanitation infrastructure is a significant problem. Lack of easy access to water increases the risk of assault or sexual harassment of women and girls. The development and implementation of gender-sensitive water and sanitary technology and facilities and the inclusion of women in decision-making processes for infrastructure can resolve current limitations and create sustainable and gender-appropriate modifications. Using an adapted women's safety audit process, women can actively participate in mapping their communities, documenting safety challenges and making recommendations to transform water and sanitation services.

For working-class urban women and girls, the lack of access to safe, affordable and accessible water and sanitation infrastructure is a significant problem. Lack of easy access to water increases the risk of assault or sexual harassment of women and girls. The development and implementation of gender-sensitive water and sanitary technology and facilities and the inclusion of women in decision-making processes for infrastructure can resolve current limitations and create sustainable and gender-appropriate modifications. Using an adapted women's safety audit process, women can actively participate in mapping their communities, documenting safety challenges and making recommendations to transform water and sanitation services.

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Street by street slum communities unite and commit to making their street safe and to protect their loved ones – together creating a network of safe streets and solidarity. Each street that joins the movement (prioritising those most used by women and children) elects a street champion that’ll wear a pink VIKELA (meaning ‘protect’ in Zulu) jacket and willing residents and vendors will form the ‘street watch’ team and provide 'safe houses' with their homes with VIKELA status. At the major entry points to the VIKELA street, signs will demarcate the street as a 'safe zone' and have a solar lamp and an SOS button which can be pushed to activate a siren, flashing light and signal to the 'neighbourhood watch' team and police simultaneously.

Street by street slum communities unite and commit to making their street safe and to protect their loved ones – together creating a network of safe streets and solidarity. Each street that joins the movement (prioritising those most used by women and children) elects a street champion that’ll wear a pink VIKELA (meaning ‘protect’ in Zulu) jacket and willing residents and vendors will form the ‘street watch’ team and provide 'safe houses' with their homes with VIKELA status. At the major entry points to the VIKELA street, signs will demarcate the street as a 'safe zone' and have a solar lamp and an SOS button which can be pushed to activate a siren, flashing light and signal to the 'neighbourhood watch' team and police simultaneously.

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Providing awareness on menstrual Hygiene and Sexual health to adolescent girls and young women in order to make them appreciate and celebrate menstruation and Womanhood. Demystifying myths and misconceptions, removing inhibitions, building positive attitude towards the phenomenon of menstruation and empowering young girls to understand and know more about menstrual hygiene, sexuality and sexual health.

Providing awareness on menstrual Hygiene and Sexual health to adolescent girls and young women in order to make them appreciate and celebrate menstruation and Womanhood. Demystifying myths and misconceptions, removing inhibitions, building positive attitude towards the phenomenon of menstruation and empowering young girls to understand and know more about menstrual hygiene, sexuality and sexual health.

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We are Jinja Rural and Urban Development Initiative Co-operative Savings and Credit Society Limited, established in  Jan 2010 upto date. Our emphasis is upon the low-income generating community especially women in the urban areas first, to alleviate poverty ridden community by working as a group/groups for a common factor; through savings, buying of shares and accessing  to advances.

We are Jinja Rural and Urban Development Initiative Co-operative Savings and Credit Society Limited, established in Jan 2010 upto date. Our emphasis is upon the low-income generating community especially women in the urban areas first, to alleviate poverty ridden community by working as a group/groups for a common factor; through savings, buying of shares and accessing to advances.

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In many undeveloped countries women are in unfair situations at workplaces, offices,  stores and other businesses ; both female employees and female clients face unpleasant situations caused by male or even female employers and managers. This would cause to their physical, mental and financial detriment. 
These women, due to unawareness of possible inappropriate situation they might face; in addition to, not knowing the legal rights in work places, endure detriment. 
Facing unfair situations and unpleasant experiences, makes women more secluded and financially dependent.

In many undeveloped countries women are in unfair situations at workplaces, offices, stores and other businesses ; both female employees and female clients face unpleasant situations caused by male or even female employers and managers. This would cause to their physical, mental and financial detriment. These women, due to unawareness of possible inappropriate situation they might face; in addition to, not knowing the legal rights in work places, endure detriment. Facing unfair situations and unpleasant experiences, makes women more secluded and financially dependent.

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Addis Hilenya is a women’s safety program that mobilizes the community through women’s self-defense classes, peer-led outreach and a neighborhood watch patrol. 

This program contains three components:

1.	Women’s Self-Defense Classes
2.	Peer-led Safety Awareness Outreach
3.	Neighborhood Watch Patrol

Addis Hilenya is unique because it integrates men as women’s safety advocates and it rewards program participants and volunteers with four quarterly events- The Addis Hilenya Run, Football Tournament, Benefit Concert, and a Community Arts Festival.  Collectively these events utilize entertainment education to celebrate Ethiopian culture while promoting women's safety as a shared community responsibility.

Addis Hilenya is a women’s safety program that mobilizes the community through women’s self-defense classes, peer-led outreach and a neighborhood watch patrol. This program contains three components: 1. Women’s Self-Defense Classes 2. Peer-led Safety Awareness Outreach 3. Neighborhood Watch Patrol Addis Hilenya is unique because it integrates men as women’s safety advocates and it rewards program participants and volunteers with four quarterly events- The Addis Hilenya Run, Football Tournament, Benefit Concert, and a Community Arts Festival. Collectively these events utilize entertainment education to celebrate Ethiopian culture while promoting women's safety as a shared community responsibility.

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the idea is for women and girls in both low income and high profile urban area. woman and girls within my low income area suffer a lot abuses due to lack of women/girls oriented policies and league to stand for their right. current cases of divorce and the marriage of under age girls is due to non policies and league to fight the cause

the idea is for women and girls in both low income and high profile urban area. woman and girls within my low income area suffer a lot abuses due to lack of women/girls oriented policies and league to stand for their right. current cases of divorce and the marriage of under age girls is due to non policies and league to fight the cause

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Urban safety and support is a global concern, even in highly developed and affluent urban areas. The co-opted houses would provide low-cost affordable homes that bring together female entrepreneurs, or those who would like to explore entrepreneurial paths but don't know how to get started. The homes would be established in major urban cities that help support sister homes in the challenge's targetted urban areas. Each home would be supported by local key partnerships that train and support entrepreneurial thinking and skill sharing. 
The homes would produce an alumni network of entrepreneurs that would travel to sister homes to transfer their skills and hear about the challenges and successes of other entrepreneurial women.

Urban safety and support is a global concern, even in highly developed and affluent urban areas. The co-opted houses would provide low-cost affordable homes that bring together female entrepreneurs, or those who would like to explore entrepreneurial paths but don't know how to get started. The homes would be established in major urban cities that help support sister homes in the challenge's targetted urban areas. Each home would be supported by local key partnerships that train and support entrepreneurial thinking and skill sharing. The homes would produce an alumni network of entrepreneurs that would travel to sister homes to transfer their skills and hear about the challenges and successes of other entrepreneurial women.

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We propose the creation of an app that allows users to report and map incidences of street harassment with the touch of a button, share their stories and individualized maps to build empathy, and receive immediate support from their social network.
By collecting individual’s stories of street harassment with one-touch reporting and providing new personal data collection and social media sharing tools, not only will more individuals and bystanders be aware of street harassment, they’ll identify with individuals who have experienced it.  An increase in personal data means stronger research on street harassment.  On an individual level, it means more support from your community, and new tools to share your experiences.

We propose the creation of an app that allows users to report and map incidences of street harassment with the touch of a button, share their stories and individualized maps to build empathy, and receive immediate support from their social network. By collecting individual’s stories of street harassment with one-touch reporting and providing new personal data collection and social media sharing tools, not only will more individuals and bystanders be aware of street harassment, they’ll identify with individuals who have experienced it. An increase in personal data means stronger research on street harassment. On an individual level, it means more support from your community, and new tools to share your experiences.

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The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. By stitching our stories together, we are creating and demanding public space to heal. The Monument Quilt is a platform to forever change how we respond to rape. We are creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.

The quilt will be witnessed across the US through a tour, quilt-making workshops, and a historic display in Washington DC. An initiative of Force, The Monument Quilt gives communities clear and accessible steps to support survivors of rape and abuse when, often, people don’t know where to begin. Through public recognition, the quilt reconnects survivors to their communities.

The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. By stitching our stories together, we are creating and demanding public space to heal. The Monument Quilt is a platform to forever change how we respond to rape. We are creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed. The quilt will be witnessed across the US through a tour, quilt-making workshops, and a historic display in Washington DC. An initiative of Force, The Monument Quilt gives communities clear and accessible steps to support survivors of rape and abuse when, often, people don’t know where to begin. Through public recognition, the quilt reconnects survivors to their communities.

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Owning and growing a business is taxing on its own, which is why a supportive environment is crucial to further success. With better support, women business owners can contribute even more to growing economies around the world. Rather than having hundreds of diverse actors operating individually, Vital Voices is committed to helping stakeholders work collectively to improve the ecosystem of support for women. Having conducted ecosystem mapping in 21 countries, Vital Voices and its partner businesswomen’s associations (BWAs), propose to pilot the actualization of ecosystem maps in Palestine, Kenya, and Uganda by bringing partners together and solidifying commitments to work together in a coordinated fashion.

Owning and growing a business is taxing on its own, which is why a supportive environment is crucial to further success. With better support, women business owners can contribute even more to growing economies around the world. Rather than having hundreds of diverse actors operating individually, Vital Voices is committed to helping stakeholders work collectively to improve the ecosystem of support for women. Having conducted ecosystem mapping in 21 countries, Vital Voices and its partner businesswomen’s associations (BWAs), propose to pilot the actualization of ecosystem maps in Palestine, Kenya, and Uganda by bringing partners together and solidifying commitments to work together in a coordinated fashion.

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Armed Hearts’ goal is to counter-balance mainstream culture’s messaging that young women are to be fundamentally insecure.  To this end, Armed Hearts is designing modules targeted to adolescent girls to develop self-compassion and confidence through expression and movement. 

Through our own research, we have identified that young girls going through adolescence face many similar internal struggles, but are without the toolkit to face those struggles. They struggle to “fit in” and feel included and wish to have a deeper knowledge of mind-body awareness.

Our strategy is to leverage the yoga teacher community to serve as in-school Compassion Directors where they will work with students and faculty to advance self-compassion in students.

Armed Hearts’ goal is to counter-balance mainstream culture’s messaging that young women are to be fundamentally insecure. To this end, Armed Hearts is designing modules targeted to adolescent girls to develop self-compassion and confidence through expression and movement. Through our own research, we have identified that young girls going through adolescence face many similar internal struggles, but are without the toolkit to face those struggles. They struggle to “fit in” and feel included and wish to have a deeper knowledge of mind-body awareness. Our strategy is to leverage the yoga teacher community to serve as in-school Compassion Directors where they will work with students and faculty to advance self-compassion in students.

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In strict ruled countries where the diference of genders is still highly emphasized, what about a festival where kids engage in cross-gender games and activities that culturally are only avaiable to the oposite sex, stimulating empathy, friendship and trust between one another.
It should be a playfull way to create empathy between boys and girls, knowing that culture should be preservated but while respecting and loving one another.

In strict ruled countries where the diference of genders is still highly emphasized, what about a festival where kids engage in cross-gender games and activities that culturally are only avaiable to the oposite sex, stimulating empathy, friendship and trust between one another. It should be a playfull way to create empathy between boys and girls, knowing that culture should be preservated but while respecting and loving one another.

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Lesedi: Share the Light is an interactive risk management app that provides data-driven  information and tools through mobile channels that are easy to access and use. It would be a digital platform that a woman can turn to for updates about safety and security threats, and share first-hand information, so they can help themselves and other women make more informed decisions about their safety and well being.

Lesedi: Share the Light is an interactive risk management app that provides data-driven information and tools through mobile channels that are easy to access and use. It would be a digital platform that a woman can turn to for updates about safety and security threats, and share first-hand information, so they can help themselves and other women make more informed decisions about their safety and well being.

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