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?
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
For many people in developing countries, especially those with limited education or opportunity, waste picking offers a means of making a living. It offers a livelihood for (usually) very poor people who may not have other job opportunities. A signif
Ruby Cup is empowering girls by providing them with menstrual cups, a long-lasting menstrual hygiene solution that lets them stay in school and reach for all the opportunities that come with an education.
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 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 “
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
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 fo
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Kisii Community Safety Audit 2010 on crime and violence generated the local communities/ women priorities and concerns into Community Safety Plan 2011-2015. This process created a Community Gender Based Violence Prevention Model encourage women to s
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
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.