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EXPLORE THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

This mission is all about getting out in the world and making observations about the people and places in our communities.

This mission is all about getting out in the world and making observations about the people and places in our communities. Grab some friends and head out into the world! Try taking pictures of architecture, public spaces, lighting and transportation hubs, and make note of how they affect neighbourhood safety. Even better – head to a second place you are less familiar with and watch how people interact with their environment and with each other. Be sure to take notes, or if you feel creative draw sketches or take pictures to call attention to any differences or similarities you see between the two locations.

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Many women in cities are in informal work which takes place in areas where the workers are at best lacking in basic infrastructure and services and at worst regularly subjected to harrassment, corruption and crime. Common livelihoods such as street v

Many women in cities are in informal work which takes place in areas where the workers are at best lacking in basic infrastructure and services and at worst regularly subjected to harrassment, corruption and crime. Common livelihoods such as street v

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Harassment in relation to the bystander effect.



http://changingminds.org/explanations/theories/bystander_effect.htm

Harassment in relation to the bystander effect. http://changingminds.org/explanations/theories/bystander_effect.htm

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Although China is considered as the most successful economy, many people still live in poverty. I will help research on how poor women make their living in a poor village in Guangzhou urban area (strange but true). Thus give us more information on ho

Although China is considered as the most successful economy, many people still live in poverty. I will help research on how poor women make their living in a poor village in Guangzhou urban area (strange but true). Thus give us more information on ho

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How would the men who harass or violate the safety of women feel if they were put in that scenario?  This video shows a variety of situations a women might be subjected to, ranging from everyday harassment on the street, to a violent encounter with p

How would the men who harass or violate the safety of women feel if they were put in that scenario? This video shows a variety of situations a women might be subjected to, ranging from everyday harassment on the street, to a violent encounter with p

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I came across this interesting article about New Delhi and some women's experiences. In this article it explains that women live in fear of 'routine gropings' they suffer on public buses to far more violent assaults and some have structured their ent

I came across this interesting article about New Delhi and some women's experiences. In this article it explains that women live in fear of 'routine gropings' they suffer on public buses to far more violent assaults and some have structured their ent

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Birth control coverage could be refused based on the grounds of religious freedom in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, whereas penis pumps are federally funded with no objection.

Birth control coverage could be refused based on the grounds of religious freedom in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, whereas penis pumps are federally funded with no objection.

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During the Amplify Team’s research trip we identified that sexual harassment in public transportation is the most common threat to women and girls in Delhi and Kathmandu.

During the Amplify Team’s research trip we identified that sexual harassment in public transportation is the most common threat to women and girls in Delhi and Kathmandu.

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One in three women in the EU has suffered a physical or sexual assault since the age of 15, according to a new EU study. It corresponds to 62 million women, and shows just how "extensive" and "systematically under-reported" violence against women is.

One in three women in the EU has suffered a physical or sexual assault since the age of 15, according to a new EU study. It corresponds to 62 million women, and shows just how "extensive" and "systematically under-reported" violence against women is.

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A clever campaign based on the notion that many bystanders choose not to intervene when they see street harassment because they assume that the person being harassed is somehow complimented by it. These videos, created by a community in Chicago with

A clever campaign based on the notion that many bystanders choose not to intervene when they see street harassment because they assume that the person being harassed is somehow complimented by it. These videos, created by a community in Chicago with

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I think that it is important during the research phase to identify ways in which women are suffering from gender-based violence and discrimination globally, and an example of that is the practice of 'chaupadi' in Nepal, where women are exiled during

I think that it is important during the research phase to identify ways in which women are suffering from gender-based violence and discrimination globally, and an example of that is the practice of 'chaupadi' in Nepal, where women are exiled during

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“Tere ghar par maa behan nahi hain”  (Don’t you have a sister and mother at home) often heard in movies to abuse the loafer on the road. In reality you often get an answer back saying “ maa behan toh hain, par Chamiya nahi hain” (There is sister and

“Tere ghar par maa behan nahi hain” (Don’t you have a sister and mother at home) often heard in movies to abuse the loafer on the road. In reality you often get an answer back saying “ maa behan toh hain, par Chamiya nahi hain” (There is sister and

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This article highlights Justice for Families' "Night Out for Safety Democracy and Human Rights". It brings up an interesting point about prescribed neighborhood watch programs vs. organic "eyes on the street". It made me wonder how we might incentivi

This article highlights Justice for Families' "Night Out for Safety Democracy and Human Rights". It brings up an interesting point about prescribed neighborhood watch programs vs. organic "eyes on the street". It made me wonder how we might incentivi

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There is at least one low tech mobile phone per person in the low income sectors of urban Lima in Perú. Usually, people live with family members and their "towns" are composed by same state inmigrants, you can find people from Cajamarca living near b

There is at least one low tech mobile phone per person in the low income sectors of urban Lima in Perú. Usually, people live with family members and their "towns" are composed by same state inmigrants, you can find people from Cajamarca living near b

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