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?
Satyameva Jayate did an episode on TV on fighting rape . It highlighted weaknesses and suggested one stop rape crisis centers as solutions. For those with slow connections or time pressures my main takeaways were that it was very difficult for a woma
In Adam Alter's cool book "Drunk Tank Pink" he documents how a certain hue of Pantone pink saps aggression. He documents how it is used in prisons and even in sporting venues lower aggression (giving the "home" team an advantage). And it works.
Making education on importance/responsibility of respecting women's personal rights a compulsory part of all core school/uni curriculum. Promoting empathy for both the sexes without straddling into moral policing or the broader sexism issues. Researc
Meaning "Collective Light," Foroba Yelen is a portable street light system that was developed to improve the lives of Mali's rural villages. In Mali, access to electricity from the grid is available to only 45% of the population. After a two year sta
The Hills are Alive, with the Sound of...Safety? As you walk through the boulevard of Lancaster, California you'll hear birds chirping, water streaming, and piano notes echoing not only to sooth your stroll but to calm would-be criminals. The sound
"The Women's Wellness Guide delivers authoritative, bilingual health care information to underserved women across Pennsylvania and in other parts of the country via touch-activated, interactive kiosks. The program, which has been customized to addres
Plan International's Safer Cities project works with girls to have them map out safe areas in their city. It begins by working in conjunction with girls to literally draw color-coded maps demonstrating safety levels throughout their area. Plan is als
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Through Mobile Movies – a project by Newton Circus - agents screen entertaining films using micro-financed portable cinema kits and smartphones to bring villages together and then show educational content, collect data, and market positive products,
The Tenderloin (TL) is commonly known as one of the roughest parts of San Francisco with a combination of drug rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters, a thriving night industry (including x-rated theaters, strip clubs, night clubs, bars, and "mass
Indian police has made women's safety his top priority and launched a special SMS service on International Women's Day that will help the police rush to the rescue of women in distress. A woman travelling alone on any public transport in Mumbai can
In a nutshell, the program identified group of teenage students (14-17 years old) who are in areas of high-crimes and who shows 'signs' of aggression. Then, they reach out to par
This is a global project by French street artist, JR, as well as the name of the book and documentary chronicling the project. JR is famous for his pastings of large black-and-white photographic images in public spaces, where he leverages power dynam
The former Mayor of Bogota created the “Night for Women” to make a culture of respect for women the social norm. 700,000 women participated. And men who stayed at home to take care of kids were applauded from the streets.
"A rambunctious and fearless posse recognizable by their pink-colored saris, the Pink Gang is the nemesis of violent husbands and inept government officials. Having personally suffered abuse, members of the vigilante club thrash abusive men, wife bea
Several research posts highlighted the influence of media and popular culture in framing gender roles and biases.
Many others highlighted the importance of engaging men in the dialogue.
I found interesting how a company like Gillette, whose ads ten