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We often get bogged down in the problem we’re trying to solve and one of the best ways to snap out of it is to find inspiration in a completely unrelated context.

We often get bogged down in the problem we’re trying to solve and one of the best ways to snap out of it is to find inspiration in a completely unrelated context. Look at highly innovative approaches that have worked in very different communities or analogous problems in other fields. For example, think about other densely-populated spaces – like music festivals or conventions – and explore how they deal with safety, access to resources or network-building.

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Of the many ideas shared until now, the ones focused on prevention and community involvement really struck a chord.

Here's another example, from Morocco, where photographer Hassan Hajjaj discovers the Kesh Angels, a motorbike gang with a real pass

Of the many ideas shared until now, the ones focused on prevention and community involvement really struck a chord. Here's another example, from Morocco, where photographer Hassan Hajjaj discovers the Kesh Angels, a motorbike gang with a real pass

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"We have got to show our sons a new definition of manhood...we have to model for them how a real men is someone who trusts his sisters and respects the and wants to be on their team and stands up agains the bad guys who are the men who wants to abuse

"We have got to show our sons a new definition of manhood...we have to model for them how a real men is someone who trusts his sisters and respects the and wants to be on their team and stands up agains the bad guys who are the men who wants to abuse

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Education Vs Learning. Encourage and increase pro-active learning through activities and work instead of  passive education. Women and girls teaching each other how to be safer, succeed and improve their quality of life. 

Get inspired by a great T

Education Vs Learning. Encourage and increase pro-active learning through activities and work instead of passive education. Women and girls teaching each other how to be safer, succeed and improve their quality of life. Get inspired by a great T

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"You cannot, in the same moment of thought, wish to do something good to someone or to harm that person. Those are mutually incompatible like hot and cold water." says Matthieu Riccard, a French-born, Tibetan Buddhist monk and a central figure in the

"You cannot, in the same moment of thought, wish to do something good to someone or to harm that person. Those are mutually incompatible like hot and cold water." says Matthieu Riccard, a French-born, Tibetan Buddhist monk and a central figure in the

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How might we be bold and challenge young girls in marginalized communities where resources are scarce to challenge themselves to discover that the strength and courage to overcome obstacles lie within them?

How might we be bold and challenge young girls in marginalized communities where resources are scarce to challenge themselves to discover that the strength and courage to overcome obstacles lie within them?

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What might be the quiet statement in support of women's right to safety?

inspired by Ghost Bikes that are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign nea

What might be the quiet statement in support of women's right to safety? inspired by Ghost Bikes that are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign nea

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Who do you turn to if the worst happens?  Friends, family, the authorities?  

...and how do you replace/substitute your safety net when friends, family and/or authorities are absent?

Who do you turn to if the worst happens? Friends, family, the authorities? ...and how do you replace/substitute your safety net when friends, family and/or authorities are absent?

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You know how when a robber steals a box of cash, but the box is rigged with a permanent dye which sprays over the robber and cash?   It is a very effective and unambiguous way of identifying the robber.  I am thinking that visibly marking and publicl

You know how when a robber steals a box of cash, but the box is rigged with a permanent dye which sprays over the robber and cash? It is a very effective and unambiguous way of identifying the robber. I am thinking that visibly marking and publicl

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"My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman." In his TED talk, Tony Porter makes a call to all men to respect women. He started a non-profit organization called A CALL TO MEN to help men recognize that they are a part of the problem

"My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman." In his TED talk, Tony Porter makes a call to all men to respect women. He started a non-profit organization called A CALL TO MEN to help men recognize that they are a part of the problem

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In SF if a stranger offers a ride in his car, chances are you will get in. Years ago that would never have happened. Why the drastic change? Online car service platforms have created new ways to trust based on the company's vetting, training and back

In SF if a stranger offers a ride in his car, chances are you will get in. Years ago that would never have happened. Why the drastic change? Online car service platforms have created new ways to trust based on the company's vetting, training and back

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Although the Municipal Equality Index 2013 focusses on LBGT-inclusive city planning, the lessons are relevant for any city wishing to take equality seriously. Beyond just the issue of equality, the publication goes on to report that equality is also

Although the Municipal Equality Index 2013 focusses on LBGT-inclusive city planning, the lessons are relevant for any city wishing to take equality seriously. Beyond just the issue of equality, the publication goes on to report that equality is also

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As James McBennett‘s contribution showed, this is obviously not just a women‘s issue. I totally agree that men have to stand up too to make a real change.

Watching the video and reading his post, reminded me of the video »Oppressed majority«, whic

As James McBennett‘s contribution showed, this is obviously not just a women‘s issue. I totally agree that men have to stand up too to make a real change. Watching the video and reading his post, reminded me of the video »Oppressed majority«, whic

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More people will report men who show early signs of being abusive towards women if all that the reported man was required to do was to attend a counselling session discreetly. In the session there could be men and women who are not reported but are v

More people will report men who show early signs of being abusive towards women if all that the reported man was required to do was to attend a counselling session discreetly. In the session there could be men and women who are not reported but are v

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I asked my teenaged daughter why young women walk in groups when they are downtown at night, hoping that she would tell me for safety of course. The answer was much different, she said because they feel like they are in there own world, a personal vi

I asked my teenaged daughter why young women walk in groups when they are downtown at night, hoping that she would tell me for safety of course. The answer was much different, she said because they feel like they are in there own world, a personal vi

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Having a strong buddy makes one feel safe and protected! I find it amazing how Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) focuses on each abused child, builds a personal relationship with the child and takes in their super strong community.

Having a strong buddy makes one feel safe and protected! I find it amazing how Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) focuses on each abused child, builds a personal relationship with the child and takes in their super strong community.

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I am lucky to be a member of multiple groups, tribes, and communities of individuals. Some of these groups contain only a handful of people, some hundreds or more. I have noticed that even in groups where there is no pre-existing hierarchy or structu

I am lucky to be a member of multiple groups, tribes, and communities of individuals. Some of these groups contain only a handful of people, some hundreds or more. I have noticed that even in groups where there is no pre-existing hierarchy or structu

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