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.
We met Harbai in the middle of South East Delhi. Harbai lives in a trash bag-made tent with three of her children and husband. She and a few others were allowed by their employer to set up their housing nearby the sewage pipes they work at. Unfortun
Would this type of activities create empowerment and safety?
While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessar
Although many low income women and girls live in urban areas, it does not mean they can easily commute to different parts of the city. They are often living on the outer edge of urban communities where travelling to central areas will require multip
What if communities identified unsafe public spaces to re-appropriate them and transform them into safer ones? This is what a group of women in Argentina did in a square in the neighborhood Barrio Hipotecario.
Talking to women I asked them for one easy step that would make them feel safer and quite a few mentioned eliminating public drinking. Probing further public drinking is a sign that the beat constable is corrupt and not doing his/her job. It is just
I worked in this low income, inner city neighborhood for 6 years as a high school teacher. Students were forced to walk several miles or take public buses home. The bus stop is dangerous but the only option for students from the surrounding 4 scho
Over the last 14 months we have encouraged people to share their personal stories of sexual harassment & abuse in public spaces on our crowdmap. The perpetrators often use the same space to target different victims. However these victims have no way
Saroj lives at RK Puram . RK Puram is an enclave built by the government in the 1970’s to house individuals with leprosy. 90 men, 40 women and 20 children share ten public toilets – five for women and five for men.
Saroj has a boy and a girl. We m
Reading about spaces that are reclaimed by women, or spaces that are provided to women to meet and socialize safely, I remembered maids in Sinpapore who would meet on Sundays after church in a park on Orchard Road. As I was researching for this chall
Women are often portrayed in different media as objects looking to be admired as well as the "lesser sex" to men. Too often are women degradated by both men and women in media sources, which are then transferred through the eyes and ears of youth and
Global populations are urbanizing fast, in sub Saharan Africa urbanisation is playing its toll on the food systems. High food prices due to demand and supply complexs associated with the region have hatched challenges that are within themselves entre
Women in the developing world, in both urban and rural areas risk their lives every day when using the restroom. It is something that we do EVERY day and take completely for granted.
Women all over the world "hold it in" until it's dark and deser
In my research, I came across the Hollaback organization which aims to end street harassment. There was a plethora of research in developed and developing nations on what constitutes street harassment, who tends to experience it and how often. Intern
Google recently acquired Uber for $258 million. Uber is a transportation start-up based in San Francisco that offers services via nicer-than-taxicab service. Uber, which is a mobile app on iPhone and Android phones, should have an option for women to
"I have heard many judges express frustration that there is no safe place to send these girls. They cannot necessarily be returned to foster care or their families because their home life is often perilous and they might run away again. Nor can they