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.
Given the density of urban populations, what if there was an alert system (SMS, Twitter, drums, whistles) that a girl/woman in danger could activate that would inform close-by members of the community compelling them to come to her aid. Competition
The title of this post is flippant but the content is serious. In talking to a teenage upper class girl in New Delhi, India I found that she found Uber was awesome for her and her parents. Uber is not relevant for lower income transport needs but the
Emergency call boxes are standard fixtures throughout many university campuses in the U.S. To what extent do they promote safety on college campuses? How successful might they be in promoting safety in low-income urban areas?
TfL has fitted Help Points throughout London. I must pass dozens of them on my way into work each day - but only remembered they were there when I went exploring for this challenge. In my contribution, I give more detail on what a Help Point is, and
In my native town Chennai, people begging for money tend to be women most of the time and more often than not, they are clutching a child. This could suggest two things; a higher proportion of people living in poverty are women and that in developing
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For many, they might be encroaching upon public space, but for a section of women in the city, auto and taxi drivers , vendors and hawkers make them feel safe in public places . At the same time, poorly lit stretches and parks, and narrow footpaths
Identifying Positive Deviants: those women and girls whose unique, perhaps nontraditional practices or behaviors enable her to overcome safety challenges more successfully than her neighbors who have access to the same resources and share the same ri
A documentary of six girls from Cambodia, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, the USA and Australia.
All these girls take you into a glimpse of their life, where is it dangerous to live as a girl.
Uber is the car service company that has completely turned the cab experience on it's head. Google Play's description is: "Uber is your private driver in more than 50 cities and 20 countries. An entirely new and modern way to travel is at your finger
Our objective is to experiment with participatory tools, narratives, workshops on making visible the ways in which the city is experienced by women and girls, not anonymously but as rightful occupiers; create a platform where it can be shared and up
I have referred to a handbook created by Jagori and WICI on conducting Women's Safety Audits in low income neighbourhoods, with a focus on essential services. The handbook outlines a process of how such an audit could be conducted with participation