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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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Amplify's first day in the field in Delhi after an early morning arrival from England and the US. Here's my first research contribution from downtown Delhi. An observation of Ladies Only train carriages by my team mate Luisa.

Amplify's first day in the field in Delhi after an early morning arrival from England and the US. Here's my first research contribution from downtown Delhi. An observation of Ladies Only train carriages by my team mate Luisa.

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The Teach/Her Project is a safety initiative for women and girls which seeks to  empower individual community members to become local educators in women's rights and safety procedures.

The Teach/Her Project is a safety initiative for women and girls which seeks to empower individual community members to become local educators in women's rights and safety procedures.

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I currently live outside of the city but I have walked at night and used public transportation in low-income, deeply urban places in downtown Los Angeles.  The high crime rate in the inner city highlights the  clear potential for danger. Perhaps it i

I currently live outside of the city but I have walked at night and used public transportation in low-income, deeply urban places in downtown Los Angeles. The high crime rate in the inner city highlights the clear potential for danger. Perhaps it i

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I have the good fortune to live in relative safety - though I don't have to be hyper-vigilant when travelling in and out of London, I'm still alert to its dangers. I thought I'd record my behaviours and reflections whilst making that journey one even

I have the good fortune to live in relative safety - though I don't have to be hyper-vigilant when travelling in and out of London, I'm still alert to its dangers. I thought I'd record my behaviours and reflections whilst making that journey one even

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I am originally a Korean, currently residing in Delhi, which is known as the crime capital of India. The reason I am writing this story, which is just a delight living story, is to share with you regarding my experience and concerns regarding living

I am originally a Korean, currently residing in Delhi, which is known as the crime capital of India. The reason I am writing this story, which is just a delight living story, is to share with you regarding my experience and concerns regarding living

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When people are inviting me to go somewhere to see them. I always have to know, what time it ends. Because I hate to travel alone in the dark. Sometimes I am lucky to travel with somebody. If not, I just would not go (if it's not necessary).   

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When people are inviting me to go somewhere to see them. I always have to know, what time it ends. Because I hate to travel alone in the dark. Sometimes I am lucky to travel with somebody. If not, I just would not go (if it's not necessary). Wh

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After a fun evening, how many of you have been asked by friends or parents to text them when you arrive home? What do you think are the reasons behind this habit and how might we learn from people's existing behaviors?

After a fun evening, how many of you have been asked by friends or parents to text them when you arrive home? What do you think are the reasons behind this habit and how might we learn from people's existing behaviors?

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My mother once told me a personal story that I will never forget. 

She was walking back home, alone. It was dark. No one around. She heard that someone was walking behind her, not too close initially but then she realized very soon she was being f

My mother once told me a personal story that I will never forget. She was walking back home, alone. It was dark. No one around. She heard that someone was walking behind her, not too close initially but then she realized very soon she was being f

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To empower women, we need to create an environment where they are physically and mentally safe. We should have running/walking clubs to patrol the city. The runners would include women and men aware of the issue. The more runners you have the more li

To empower women, we need to create an environment where they are physically and mentally safe. We should have running/walking clubs to patrol the city. The runners would include women and men aware of the issue. The more runners you have the more li

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I am fortunate to live in a city with an extensive public transportation system, which I use daily. Much of the city, including my home, are only accessible by bus, and many of the buses are notorious for not following the published schedules. Waitin

I am fortunate to live in a city with an extensive public transportation system, which I use daily. Much of the city, including my home, are only accessible by bus, and many of the buses are notorious for not following the published schedules. Waitin

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The post highlighting the safety of toilets reminded me of the ecological porta-potty project that a friend of mine recently completed. For this challenge, how might we protect women while also improving the environment?

The post highlighting the safety of toilets reminded me of the ecological porta-potty project that a friend of mine recently completed. For this challenge, how might we protect women while also improving the environment?

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I am a female grad student in my early twenties that just recently moved to the city. Unfortunately, most of my classes run very late at night, and I end up walking home alone in the dark every night. Even more unfortunately, is that I have had a reo

I am a female grad student in my early twenties that just recently moved to the city. Unfortunately, most of my classes run very late at night, and I end up walking home alone in the dark every night. Even more unfortunately, is that I have had a reo

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My coworker recently told me about her story. We live in NYC, and she was on her way to a friend's apartment in Brooklyn one night. As she was leaving the train station, she noticed that a man was following her. Fear settled in but she continued to w

My coworker recently told me about her story. We live in NYC, and she was on her way to a friend's apartment in Brooklyn one night. As she was leaving the train station, she noticed that a man was following her. Fear settled in but she continued to w

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