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?
WDN’s international network connects women with their peers in other countries who share similar struggles and barriers, and with women leaders who have overcome these challenges and are willing to share their advice and best pra
FAT (Feminist Approach to Technology) runs a tech center in southern Delhi, which I was lucky enough to visit last week.
At FAT, girls come to learn computer skills and photography, but their training extends to include individual empowerment and
According to the CDC 70-99% of women experience street harassment at some point during their lives. I know I have. However street harassment is rarely reported. The CDC cites "long-term impacts from street harassment include depression, anxiety, an
Testimonies of women's lives were asked to be written in letters along side suggestions on what would make a better world without violence or discrimination against women. This indicated to the government that 68 per cent of women have experienced se
Safecity is an online platform created to map areas of sexual abuse - ranging from comments to physical abuse and rape. All it requires is to fill a simple form about the location where the abuse occurred and the category of abuse. This gets plotted
If women in low-income urban environments are given the same resources as men to start entrepreneurial endeavors they will become leaders in their communities and not only empower themselves, but other women to do the same. Successful businesses can
I recently heard of an individual in Uganda that was having a great impact on his community. He didn't worry about the hurdles he just in a positive and relational way solved problems. A friend watched him stop and talk to a group of kids at a bus st
In Egypt, Brazil, Japan and India, among other countries, female-only carriages are provided on public transport. This is to prevent lewd behaviour and groping that is often experienced by women in these situations. Providing safe transit for women
During the past weeks we have been talking about the importance of cultural relativism vs. universal practices. When talking about safety of low-income-women and girls we wonder what are safety issues that are universal to women from different socio-
Vidhi and Manish Jain have been doing great work in Udaipur through Shiksantar, a learning center for young changemakers. Their curriculum focuses on unschooling - learning that is not one-way but rather a collaborative process. They do a bunch of gr
The Men's Leadership Program looks to:
•Train and educate community and traditional leaders on violence against women and its impact on the community
•Enhance the capacity of community and traditional leaders to develop strategies to address the
Giradora is a foot powered washing machine whichs aim is to make washing a less tiring and lasting activity.
As well as doing a healthy activity, this revolutionary washing machine let users wash in a much shorter time with hands free. This leads
Looking at preventative measures to help sow the seeds of change among the youth of today so that violence against women might be significantly reduces in the future, we might be able to borrow inspiration from the successful Big Brother/ Big Sister
Matching entrepreneurship grants in Bangladesh helped women start businesses and support themselves rather than being stuck in the household. Shyamola Begum, 43 started her own tea stall in the slum areas of where she lives. She and 55,000 families u