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?
The Center for Active Design works on promoting health through design, active design. They present case studies in different parts of the world. The Arbor House and The Melody are eco-houses built in NYC low-income areas, and they aim to create commu
Faith, a South African street artist, has created a highly visible mural that provides feedback; the wall lights up at night each time enough money is raised for one new light to be installed in a pathway of the informal settlement of Monwabisi Park
I keep thinking back to the Dateline NBC Series "To Catch a Predator." This show catches men in the act of attempting to victimize children and they are shown on television, publicly shamed, and arrested.
Bearing in mind that some countries, such
The EveryDaySexism project is an ever-increasing collection of over 50,000 women's experiences of gender imbalance. The stories come from women of all ages, races and sexual orientations, disabled and non-disabled, employed and unemployed, religious
Continuing the conversation about food and water and entrepreneurial efforts play in creating safe urban environments, I think we can look to The Full Belly Project for inspiration. What I love about the Full Belly Project (founded by a wonderful p
Novela, Novela is a short documentary that chronicles the creation and impact of Sexto Sentido (Sixth Sense), a ground-breaking series in Nicaragua that grapples with controversial themes like domestic violence and homophobia in the face of a heavily
Women are entitled to the same public spaces as men at any time of day. There is no reason for women to be afraid and to suffer violence or judgement when they go outside after dark. This concept supports respect and safety for women whenever and whe
I don't have any numbers to prove that this organization and its activities make neighborhoods safer. But I believe that Concrete Safaris-- a nonprofit organization that has helped children create the largest child garden on public housing property--
In the 1990s, Vienna created a “gender mainstreaming” policy that was to inform city planning. Initially intended to make the city more livable for women, the principles have proven so successful that they now form a part of the United Nations Human
Violence against girls and women is rooted in nearly every other social injustice whether it be sex slavery, poverty, homelessness, human trafficking, immigrant exploitation, or racism.
Despite numerous laws to protect women from violence, little
"This is something everyone knows: A well-used city street is apt to be a safe street. A deserted city street is apt to be unsafe.”
— Jane Jacobs
Proper street design that invites multi-modal users and instills a sense of pride and ownership not
I found an article about the success of a community center in Massachusetts, where I am from. The center is in a higher-crime urban area, but provided a place for people to congregate and meet other people. If women have a safe place to go, they may
To build off of this idea, I am proposing self defense classes to empower women. I have seen ads in my neighborhood and have always thought it was a great idea. I feel these programs are typically utilized as a reaction to stories we hear in the ne
The City of Joy is a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence, located in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Conceived, owned, and run by local Congolese, the City of Joy has flourished since it first op
Village Defense provides neighborhoods with a real-time communication system that connects you to your neighbors. With one phone call, you have the ability to notify all your neighbors when a crime or suspicious activity is in progress, through a tex