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?
"Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process." —ICPD Programme of Action, paragraph 4.2
Groups of home-based workers in district Faisalabad in Pakistan faced water-borne diseases and other health risks due to lack of basic services (including water and sanitation). After two groups of home-based workers negotiated with government for ac
Safety and health are intertwined, and physicians are taught to ask questions about domestic violence and potential abuse flags. What if we could expand this line of questioning to the environment in general, and even prescribe certain components of
Rapid Rescue App empowers those facing medical emergencies to use their phone to locate trained first aiders in their vicinity.
During an emergency, registered users can activate the app which will in turn alert trained first aiders in the vicinity.
I first heard about Mercy Education Project from one of my students at the University of Michigan and I plan to take a tour of their facilities very soon. MEP’s mission is to provide educational opportunities, life skills development and cultural en
Almost every boy has a dream of being a superman, and we can find a lot of heroic model in different movies. Girls also have a superwoman dream, but we don't need the unreal characters in movie, we can realize the dream by ourselves.
On International Women's day in 2012 the Man Up campaign presented the "Through our Lens" exhibition. Man Up is a global campaign to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls. Several photographers displayed their work at "Through our L
As design students we would like to share a success case about how Fashion Design is helping women in Uganda. Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand based in Uganda. They produce handbags, accessories and beautiful leather sandals with interchange
Women are often neglected and ill privileged section of the society. They are discouraged to get educated and engage in activities which are either intellectual or considered non conventional. This leaves them with little opportunity when it comes to
Nermin Fawzi Sa'd, founder of the Handasiyat engineering firm, thought her career as a Mechanical Engineer was over when she moved with her husband from Jordan to Saudi Arabia. She did not anticipate that her efforts to become a successful engineer w
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. In 2014 women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. HeForShe is an initiative where men raise their voice to tell the world why eq
For the past couple of years I've given my 2nd year students a similar brief; sexual harassment of women in Sri Lanka. Here are three insights/solutions that have been proposed which could also work in India in terms of densely populated areas.