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IDENTIFY SUCCESS STORIES

Knowing what has worked in the past will help us build on existing successes.

An important part of the design process is learning from the work of others. Knowing what has worked in the past will help us build on existing successes. What inspiring stories can you share about products, services, organisations, campaigns or initiatives that have helped to make cities safer for women and girls?

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The seeds of today’s CPTED were sown in the 1960’s in North America. C. Ray Jeffery’s book “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design” in 1971, directed the field of criminology toward environmental factors. It was Jane Jacobs’ idea in the book “

The seeds of today’s CPTED were sown in the 1960’s in North America. C. Ray Jeffery’s book “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design” in 1971, directed the field of criminology toward environmental factors. It was Jane Jacobs’ idea in the book “

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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 tech

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 tech

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A street artist has started an initiative to tell men not to harras women on street.
She made paintings of her female friends, put them on posters and added different messages like "my name is not baby".
She wants to directly reach the people that

A street artist has started an initiative to tell men not to harras women on street. She made paintings of her female friends, put them on posters and added different messages like "my name is not baby". She wants to directly reach the people that

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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

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

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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.

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The Macho Paradox is a book I was handed about a year ago. Before this, I'm very confident in saying, I knew almost nothing about violence against women. I just had not been made aware of the sheer scale of the problem.

The Macho Paradox is a book I was handed about a year ago. Before this, I'm very confident in saying, I knew almost nothing about violence against women. I just had not been made aware of the sheer scale of the problem.

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A low-income community-based art initiative in Dharavi, Mumbai – which cited an opportunity to connect resource constrained urban residents with health experts and artists – to share skills plus knowledge, discuss issues and create ways of spreading

A low-income community-based art initiative in Dharavi, Mumbai – which cited an opportunity to connect resource constrained urban residents with health experts and artists – to share skills plus knowledge, discuss issues and create ways of spreading

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I have really enjoyed reading the posts from other contributors. I especially enjoyed the research around getting men involved, gender stereotypes and getting people to talk so I would like to build upon these ideas.

I have really enjoyed reading the posts from other contributors. I especially enjoyed the research around getting men involved, gender stereotypes and getting people to talk so I would like to build upon these ideas.

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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 smartph

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 smartph

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READ Centers (Community Library and Resource Centers) provide a powerful platform for social transformations through women's empowerment, education, technology for development and economic enhancement. These community initiated and owned grassroots C

READ Centers (Community Library and Resource Centers) provide a powerful platform for social transformations through women's empowerment, education, technology for development and economic enhancement. These community initiated and owned grassroots C

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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

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

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