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No matter where you live, your experience holds clues to how we might make cities safer for women and girls in low-income urban areas.

Personal stories offer powerful insights. No matter where you live, your experience holds clues to how we might make cities safer for women and girls in low-income urban areas. Think about how the layout, density and diversity of your environment affects your daily life. What does your support network look like? How safe (or unsafe) do you feel most days – and why do you think that is? Contrast that with other cities you’ve visited or lived in, and explore the differences – the sky’s the limit!

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It could be a man or a woman, the struggle they face to stand out from the rest is same. A very important aspect of empowerment is the will and aspiration to develop, leaving the past behind you

It could be a man or a woman, the struggle they face to stand out from the rest is same. A very important aspect of empowerment is the will and aspiration to develop, leaving the past behind you

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Building a sense of safety is building a sense of community.  Growing up in Staten Island, NY my neighborhood and community was not exactly the safest, but we were all close.  I knew who my neighbors were down the block and around the corner.  We had

Building a sense of safety is building a sense of community. Growing up in Staten Island, NY my neighborhood and community was not exactly the safest, but we were all close. I knew who my neighbors were down the block and around the corner. We had

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I was inspired when I saw a "walking bus" today with school children. Can we apply this idea to a women's walking route, where women can feel more secure knowing another woman will come along shortly if help is needed? When more women use these route

I was inspired when I saw a "walking bus" today with school children. Can we apply this idea to a women's walking route, where women can feel more secure knowing another woman will come along shortly if help is needed? When more women use these route

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Why is it that women and girls carrying the virus HIV get treated as if they weren't humans? Specially in these low-income countries? One of the reason why so many of these low-income residents obtain the virus is because they are not educated. Educa

Why is it that women and girls carrying the virus HIV get treated as if they weren't humans? Specially in these low-income countries? One of the reason why so many of these low-income residents obtain the virus is because they are not educated. Educa

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Working for a cellular retailer I have daily encounters with people who had a close call with crime.  While both men and women have shared their encounters with me, the majority of victims are women in urban areas.

Working for a cellular retailer I have daily encounters with people who had a close call with crime. While both men and women have shared their encounters with me, the majority of victims are women in urban areas.

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When we were younger we were always told about the local safety house, they were throughout my local neighborhood and were identified with a yellow sticker on their letterbox. We were told that if we ever felt unsafe and in danger we could go to thos

When we were younger we were always told about the local safety house, they were throughout my local neighborhood and were identified with a yellow sticker on their letterbox. We were told that if we ever felt unsafe and in danger we could go to thos

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I have always felt safer in cities than in suburban or rural areas. The city is always on. There are witnesses. There are other eyes and ears. I don’t feel isolated. If something happens to me, I take comfort in knowing there’s a good chance someone

I have always felt safer in cities than in suburban or rural areas. The city is always on. There are witnesses. There are other eyes and ears. I don’t feel isolated. If something happens to me, I take comfort in knowing there’s a good chance someone

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Urban infrastructure to protect women is important, and is being neglected. There have been several attempts to improve safety through physical infrastructure - i.e. increased lighting, police presence, etc. - but they are aimed at the general popula

Urban infrastructure to protect women is important, and is being neglected. There have been several attempts to improve safety through physical infrastructure - i.e. increased lighting, police presence, etc. - but they are aimed at the general popula

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Transportation in these low income urban areas are not the safest. My experience with transportation in a low-income urban area was a bit scary. Transportation is not secure and if you end up in the wrong car something bad can end up happening. As I

Transportation in these low income urban areas are not the safest. My experience with transportation in a low-income urban area was a bit scary. Transportation is not secure and if you end up in the wrong car something bad can end up happening. As I

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As a group in an innovation class we discussed different situations in which we felt unsafe. We also attempted to point out the key things that actually do make us feel safe. Coming from different countries, we were able to discuss many different sce

As a group in an innovation class we discussed different situations in which we felt unsafe. We also attempted to point out the key things that actually do make us feel safe. Coming from different countries, we were able to discuss many different sce

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Walking around some parts of a city at night may be scary to men and women. You don't know whether you will encounter a mugger or a crazy homeless person. I have learned that surrounding yourself with people can allow for the avoidance of these confr

Walking around some parts of a city at night may be scary to men and women. You don't know whether you will encounter a mugger or a crazy homeless person. I have learned that surrounding yourself with people can allow for the avoidance of these confr

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Little discuss on the power of last generation in Taiwan, which my friend reminded me while we were interviewing. Also, I talked about the reason why the government enacted regulations to protect women and how do they do better. Finally, I believe th

Little discuss on the power of last generation in Taiwan, which my friend reminded me while we were interviewing. Also, I talked about the reason why the government enacted regulations to protect women and how do they do better. Finally, I believe th

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For the OpenIDEO Shanghai Meetup, we are asking participants to use the user journey and pain point tools to understand what makes cities safe or unsafe.

As I drew my own user journey, I realized that the only time I feel even a little unsafe in S

For the OpenIDEO Shanghai Meetup, we are asking participants to use the user journey and pain point tools to understand what makes cities safe or unsafe. As I drew my own user journey, I realized that the only time I feel even a little unsafe in S

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