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* if someone tells you an area is not safe you don't feel safe
* women do not talk about their experiences out of shame, the fear to be worth less, and to keep the appearance of a happy family
* men who are not as successful as their wives might feel unworthy and looking for other ways to be dominant

* if someone tells you an area is not safe you don't feel safe * women do not talk about their experiences out of shame, the fear to be worth less, and to keep the appearance of a happy family * men who are not as successful as their wives might feel unworthy and looking for other ways to be dominant

Photo of Marcus Herrmann
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This is a very friendly and casual interview, which i would like to share as she has some extensive knowledge. She is a student counselor at a reputed university in India, she gives an insight of what is happening, how do we overcome them. There are some areas which needs to be touched, like knowing your rights as a citizen, educating people and children. As a psychiatrist, she knows a lot of psychological aspects covered in this video.
Thanks to my team back in India for the interview, and apologies for the background noise

This is a very friendly and casual interview, which i would like to share as she has some extensive knowledge. She is a student counselor at a reputed university in India, she gives an insight of what is happening, how do we overcome them. There are some areas which needs to be touched, like knowing your rights as a citizen, educating people and children. As a psychiatrist, she knows a lot of psychological aspects covered in this video. Thanks to my team back in India for the interview, and apologies for the background noise

Photo of Rohith Rai
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Kisii community Safety audit 2010 on violence generated the community safety Plan 2011-2015. This process created a community- based gender based violence model that strength families as the cradle for prevention of violence.

Kisii community Safety audit 2010 on violence generated the community safety Plan 2011-2015. This process created a community- based gender based violence model that strength families as the cradle for prevention of violence.

Photo of Rapudo Hawi
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Based on a research by Gerald J. Gorn and Marvin E. Goldberg, the research suggests that the urban poor: a) spend twice as much time viewing TV, b) like the medium more than the general population, and c) trust TV more than other media (Greenberg and Davis 1969). What also inspired me is an article written by my friend, Rafael Carabano,--"Soap Operas and their effect in our society".

Based on a research by Gerald J. Gorn and Marvin E. Goldberg, the research suggests that the urban poor: a) spend twice as much time viewing TV, b) like the medium more than the general population, and c) trust TV more than other media (Greenberg and Davis 1969). What also inspired me is an article written by my friend, Rafael Carabano,--"Soap Operas and their effect in our society".

Photo of Tawei Joseph Lin
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I realize that using fashion as a weapon does not remove the need for violence, but if a woman is subjected to that, she needs to know she's got something up her sleeve to defend herself. The photo is a Valentino handbag and it's posted on PurseBlog, a fashion blog. While this particular brand might not be a viable option for low income communities, there are many that don't have to cost the world and there are also many other fashion items which can double as secret weapons in the case of emergency.

I realize that using fashion as a weapon does not remove the need for violence, but if a woman is subjected to that, she needs to know she's got something up her sleeve to defend herself. The photo is a Valentino handbag and it's posted on PurseBlog, a fashion blog. While this particular brand might not be a viable option for low income communities, there are many that don't have to cost the world and there are also many other fashion items which can double as secret weapons in the case of emergency.

Photo of Deborah Paterson
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In Chennai, Manisha Mohan and her team are working to make their anti-rape lingerie more practical. The electrical components are bulky, and need to be smaller to be practical. 
They also want to use bluetooth technology to link the bra to a smartphone app. 
It is a work in progress. If all goes well, they would like to start selling the bra. 
"My vision is to see every women walking confidently on the streets in all parts of the world, even at odd hours," says Ms Mohan. 
"I aim to give a sense of self-security to women living in the rural areas too. I have not accomplished any of my dreams yet, so it certainly does not give a sense of achievement so far.

In Chennai, Manisha Mohan and her team are working to make their anti-rape lingerie more practical. The electrical components are bulky, and need to be smaller to be practical. They also want to use bluetooth technology to link the bra to a smartphone app. It is a work in progress. If all goes well, they would like to start selling the bra. "My vision is to see every women walking confidently on the streets in all parts of the world, even at odd hours," says Ms Mohan. "I aim to give a sense of self-security to women living in the rural areas too. I have not accomplished any of my dreams yet, so it certainly does not give a sense of achievement so far.

Photo of Alexandra Rita Balugas Gonçalves
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Whether we like it or not, pop culture ingrains attitudes and perceptions in the masses more often subconsciously than consciously. I'm sure most of you have seen the Robin Thicke video of blurred lines and cringed at it. This version will make you laugh and say 'That's right girl!" Producing content which sends a clear message about how women are an equal and productive part of modern society could make a huge difference in terms of behaviors which the younger generations (and the old too) adopt and apply in their everyday interactions.

Whether we like it or not, pop culture ingrains attitudes and perceptions in the masses more often subconsciously than consciously. I'm sure most of you have seen the Robin Thicke video of blurred lines and cringed at it. This version will make you laugh and say 'That's right girl!" Producing content which sends a clear message about how women are an equal and productive part of modern society could make a huge difference in terms of behaviors which the younger generations (and the old too) adopt and apply in their everyday interactions.

Photo of Deborah Paterson
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The AR Wear (Anti-Rape Wear) is a line of anti-rape clothes, created in the United States by Yuval and Ruth. 
The clothes -underwear shorts and running shorts - are composed of a skeleton-shaped structure, which ensures the smoothness and ergonomics of the same. The waist, thighs and center panel are protected with a special design with cut resistant foil and shaped network. Whether waist region or leggings are adjustable for comfort and have a lock system with 132 possible combinations.

The AR Wear (Anti-Rape Wear) is a line of anti-rape clothes, created in the United States by Yuval and Ruth. The clothes -underwear shorts and running shorts - are composed of a skeleton-shaped structure, which ensures the smoothness and ergonomics of the same. The waist, thighs and center panel are protected with a special design with cut resistant foil and shaped network. Whether waist region or leggings are adjustable for comfort and have a lock system with 132 possible combinations.

Photo of Alexandra Rita Balugas Gonçalves
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The Mission is to Support children and adolescents with social risk, providing the development of their  potential, through further education and the democratization of knowledge everywhere.

The Mission is to Support children and adolescents with social risk, providing the development of their potential, through further education and the democratization of knowledge everywhere.

Photo of Francisco Torresmo
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Halley Profita, the University of Colorado PhD student behind the dress, created “The Flutter dress” that hides a network of microphones and sensors designed to help people with a hearing impairment 'feel' the direction of sound. 
"And so once they decide which direction it is coming from, it gives haptic feedback [vibration] in that direction ... it is more of an intuitive cue to look behind you, like someone tapping you on the shoulder."

Halley Profita, the University of Colorado PhD student behind the dress, created “The Flutter dress” that hides a network of microphones and sensors designed to help people with a hearing impairment 'feel' the direction of sound. "And so once they decide which direction it is coming from, it gives haptic feedback [vibration] in that direction ... it is more of an intuitive cue to look behind you, like someone tapping you on the shoulder."

Photo of Alexandra Rita Balugas Gonçalves
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In some of the 'safe' suburbs of the Bay Area California, life is not the idyllic picture painted by society. Behind the row houses and sunshine, women often live in fear and experience moments that would seem to belong in a horror movie. In this interview we discussed three times in a young woman's life where her safety was lost, even in her own home. The interview concludes with a few questions about how to make her neighborhood safer and her voice on how to change the neighborhood.

In some of the 'safe' suburbs of the Bay Area California, life is not the idyllic picture painted by society. Behind the row houses and sunshine, women often live in fear and experience moments that would seem to belong in a horror movie. In this interview we discussed three times in a young woman's life where her safety was lost, even in her own home. The interview concludes with a few questions about how to make her neighborhood safer and her voice on how to change the neighborhood.

Photo of Matthew Page
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There's nothing like visual communication to capture the thoughts of the masses and spread the word. These bright prayer flags were actually used in the context of a Methodist church congregation, but you don't have to be religious to have prayers. Being able to see these messages of hope, especially for women's safety, allows those who feel unsafe or alone in their worries to create a sense of hope and community among each other, regardless of whether they ever meet anyone else who posted a prayer. Urban areas are great for these kinds of things that require a small input from many to make it effective in telling a story. It's also easy to do (you can make it from any kind of scrap material), so it's a powerful, yet cheap billboard!

There's nothing like visual communication to capture the thoughts of the masses and spread the word. These bright prayer flags were actually used in the context of a Methodist church congregation, but you don't have to be religious to have prayers. Being able to see these messages of hope, especially for women's safety, allows those who feel unsafe or alone in their worries to create a sense of hope and community among each other, regardless of whether they ever meet anyone else who posted a prayer. Urban areas are great for these kinds of things that require a small input from many to make it effective in telling a story. It's also easy to do (you can make it from any kind of scrap material), so it's a powerful, yet cheap billboard!

Photo of Deborah Paterson
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The Machina Midi Jacket is designed to turn the body into a musical instrument.
Embedded in the fabric are four flexible sensors which can detect the position of your fingers, an accelerometer which tracks the movement of your arm, a joystick and four push buttons.
The sensors and buttons can be configured anyway the wearer wants. It is linked to an interface app either on their computer or mobile device. 
"This is our first jacket, and we're developing this technology from the ground up," says Ms Machina.
The accelerometers make using the jacket a different type of interface for composing music, adding kinetic capabilities. The jacket will be a platform.

The Machina Midi Jacket is designed to turn the body into a musical instrument. Embedded in the fabric are four flexible sensors which can detect the position of your fingers, an accelerometer which tracks the movement of your arm, a joystick and four push buttons. The sensors and buttons can be configured anyway the wearer wants. It is linked to an interface app either on their computer or mobile device. "This is our first jacket, and we're developing this technology from the ground up," says Ms Machina. The accelerometers make using the jacket a different type of interface for composing music, adding kinetic capabilities. The jacket will be a platform.

Photo of Alexandra Rita Balugas Gonçalves
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Manisha Mohan is an young woman in a country that was thrown into chaos following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student in Delhi in December, 2012.Together with fellow students Niladhri Basu Bal and Rimpi Tripathi, she decided to use her technical skills to try and do something to help protect women like her. They developed a bra designed to deliver a 3800kv electric shock to any would-be rapist, enough to cause severe burns.
The SHE (Society Harnessing Equipment) can also send a text message to a relative or friend and the local police station, with the GPS coordinates of the victim's location, says Ms Mohan.

Manisha Mohan is an young woman in a country that was thrown into chaos following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student in Delhi in December, 2012.Together with fellow students Niladhri Basu Bal and Rimpi Tripathi, she decided to use her technical skills to try and do something to help protect women like her. They developed a bra designed to deliver a 3800kv electric shock to any would-be rapist, enough to cause severe burns. The SHE (Society Harnessing Equipment) can also send a text message to a relative or friend and the local police station, with the GPS coordinates of the victim's location, says Ms Mohan.

Photo of Alexandra Rita Balugas Gonçalves
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An interview with three teenage girls, ages 13, 15 and 16. These are their experiences and insights about safety and growing up in their respective neighborhoods. The girls live in low income urban neighborhoods in New York City. Two live in the same NYC public housing project in the South Bronx. One lives in East New York, Brooklyn. The public housing projec has a population of 2000 tenants and is composed of 6 tall buildings. They are connected by footpaths a few small common public spaces.

An interview with three teenage girls, ages 13, 15 and 16. These are their experiences and insights about safety and growing up in their respective neighborhoods. The girls live in low income urban neighborhoods in New York City. Two live in the same NYC public housing project in the South Bronx. One lives in East New York, Brooklyn. The public housing projec has a population of 2000 tenants and is composed of 6 tall buildings. They are connected by footpaths a few small common public spaces.

Photo of Bettina Fliegel
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In many cities women and girls face violence not only in their homes and in relationships, but also in public spaces due to poor urban design and poor management of public spaces. Whether it is due to threats, intimidation, harassment, sexual attacks or rape, all aggression seriously inhibits women from moving around the city because they feel unsafe. Women and girls are often targets of violence due to their vulnerability, and this vulnerability, perpetuates their position in society.

In many cities women and girls face violence not only in their homes and in relationships, but also in public spaces due to poor urban design and poor management of public spaces. Whether it is due to threats, intimidation, harassment, sexual attacks or rape, all aggression seriously inhibits women from moving around the city because they feel unsafe. Women and girls are often targets of violence due to their vulnerability, and this vulnerability, perpetuates their position in society.

Photo of MONDAY RENEE
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Last spring w’s and Amnesty International carried out a joint campaign in Portugal aimed at raising awareness of the problem of gender violence and the need to help women who are the victims of this violence to report it.
The objective was to  draw attention to a problem that has become a blight on society,  make sure it stops being a secret. W’s has designed a protest collection.

Last spring w’s and Amnesty International carried out a joint campaign in Portugal aimed at raising awareness of the problem of gender violence and the need to help women who are the victims of this violence to report it. The objective was to draw attention to a problem that has become a blight on society, make sure it stops being a secret. W’s has designed a protest collection.

Photo of Francisco Torresmo
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‘Siamo sicure’ is a free application designed by Kulta, a Genoese start-up, that wants to help woman to be safe. Just a touch on the screen to activate the alarm, to start the call and send a text message.

Official web site: http://www.siamosicure.it/

‘Siamo sicure’ is a free application designed by Kulta, a Genoese start-up, that wants to help woman to be safe. Just a touch on the screen to activate the alarm, to start the call and send a text message. Official web site: http://www.siamosicure.it/

Photo of Francisco Torresmo
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