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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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The Vice interview on the Manitoba colony in Bolivia shows pure evil. Hundreds of women woke with blood stained sheets and no memory of any act. At first, they thought it was an act of god that lasted four years. Later, several men were caught using

The Vice interview on the Manitoba colony in Bolivia shows pure evil. Hundreds of women woke with blood stained sheets and no memory of any act. At first, they thought it was an act of god that lasted four years. Later, several men were caught using

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It is to my understanding that poverty areas are likely to attract an unruly amount of stray animals, one of which are dogs. Here in the U.S., dogs are a popular safety solution for all genres; young, elderly, families, single women and men, couples,

It is to my understanding that poverty areas are likely to attract an unruly amount of stray animals, one of which are dogs. Here in the U.S., dogs are a popular safety solution for all genres; young, elderly, families, single women and men, couples,

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There are a number of apps and websites out there that connect individuals in specific communities using unique forms of communication. How might we leverage existing community/neighborhood platforms to encourage dialogues between women and girls aro

There are a number of apps and websites out there that connect individuals in specific communities using unique forms of communication. How might we leverage existing community/neighborhood platforms to encourage dialogues between women and girls aro

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In dense urban environments when things get packed they hire extra people to help deal with the traffic flow. I've always been impressed by the fact this actually helps. Is there another way to do this than hiring people that could help low-income ur

In dense urban environments when things get packed they hire extra people to help deal with the traffic flow. I've always been impressed by the fact this actually helps. Is there another way to do this than hiring people that could help low-income ur

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I have been a global nomad my whole life and have mulitples sets of friends in different places.  I have never come across domestic violence amongst friends in conversation, but I have come across guys using prosititutes which I find equally bad and

I have been a global nomad my whole life and have mulitples sets of friends in different places. I have never come across domestic violence amongst friends in conversation, but I have come across guys using prosititutes which I find equally bad and

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It is understood that low-income communities attract more violence and criminal activity due to the lack of city maintenance and resources available however, safety is an issue problematic in societies of all extremes; day-cares, wealthy and middle c

It is understood that low-income communities attract more violence and criminal activity due to the lack of city maintenance and resources available however, safety is an issue problematic in societies of all extremes; day-cares, wealthy and middle c

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Why not actually talk to each other when you are rushing of to school or work, extend personal network in the local area and support each other and feel more safe by exploiting urban density? Walking buses could be one way of doing this.

Why not actually talk to each other when you are rushing of to school or work, extend personal network in the local area and support each other and feel more safe by exploiting urban density? Walking buses could be one way of doing this.

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Wadjda is a precious film about a 10-year with fire in her spirit living in Saudi Arabia.  Women in this part of the world have to keep themselves hidden.  Bikes are for boys.  Wadjda decides this is a ridiculous rule and breaks the ceiling by settin

Wadjda is a precious film about a 10-year with fire in her spirit living in Saudi Arabia. Women in this part of the world have to keep themselves hidden. Bikes are for boys. Wadjda decides this is a ridiculous rule and breaks the ceiling by settin

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This is a collection of interesting design solutions (analog & digital) to prevent ATM crime. Obviously not directly related to the brief, but it may provide ideas that could help in figuring out how to make low-income communities more safer for wome

This is a collection of interesting design solutions (analog & digital) to prevent ATM crime. Obviously not directly related to the brief, but it may provide ideas that could help in figuring out how to make low-income communities more safer for wome

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One year after a horrific New Delhi gang rape made international headlines, Indian film school, Whistling Woods International, released a powerful ad. The video shows men staring at women on the road, buses and at restaurants. In the ad, men are just

One year after a horrific New Delhi gang rape made international headlines, Indian film school, Whistling Woods International, released a powerful ad. The video shows men staring at women on the road, buses and at restaurants. In the ad, men are just

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According to World Health Organisation research with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Medical Research Council almost one third (30%) of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual viole

According to World Health Organisation research with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Medical Research Council almost one third (30%) of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual viole

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