Studies have shown that good posture and exhuding confidence can deter criminals. This wearable necklace detects would-be slouching walkers to straighten up and walk with confidence. It uses a smelly scent to alarm wearers to straighten up!
Instead of pepper spray, the Japanese are devising a variety of novel solutions to promote safety. Examples include a vending machine disguise, a purse that can hide valuables by unfolding to look like a sewer cover, a line of knife-proof high school
This new report about violence against women show that the largest number of victims are in Denmark. DENMARK?
Maybe it's not about income...
In this approach, women in at-risk communities are mutually acquainted via community programmes initially. In these grassroots-initiated programmes, women of the community share skills and stories and learn from each other, but in the process a narra
With my own experience living alone in Mumbai for 7 yrs, I have felt unsafe many times just the way men look at you, even when conservatively clad.
In India a video campaign potraying this came out called - See, How you look when you stare. Thoug
Living in the bay area, I had the opportunity to train with a running group for two half marathons last year. The outcome - a sense of achievement (crossing that finish line filled me with self-confidence), a sense of belonging, a sense of being a p
According to some sources, widows are among the most neglected and rapidly increasing categories of women in Nepal. Due partly to early marriage practices and exacerbated by poverty, the number of widowed women in Nepal is on the rise, and they're ge
There is this Internet.org project of Mark Zuckerberg aiming at connecting people in low income areas. The idea is to make basic services accessible to everyone free of charge - i.e. FB will be free of charge but also messaging for example. Some of t
In my experience as an American living in India and Kenya, there was a huge factor that stood out to me about each of these two locations: in Kenya, behavior seemed to revolve around money; in India, around gender/sex. Women's safety stood out as is
All of these words stand for the same thing, culture, which is something we value immensely within our society.
As can be seen in this research phase, we as a community are all trying to figure out how to tackle this issue in an "all inclusive"
For some girls there may be a lack of awareness of the dangerous areas around them or timing when an area can become dangerous for a girl on her own. One option might be to have a mapping system of the dangerous areas around her and guidance on how t
Women in Cities International and Jagori co-organized the Third International Conference on Women’s Safety: Building Inclusive Cities in New Delhi, India from November 22 – 24, 2010. The event brought together international actors in the field of wom
An analysis of breast cancer mortality trends in 41 of the largest cities in the United States shows that the chance of surviving breast cancer correlates strongly with the color of a woman’s skin. Black women with breast cancer — whether they hail f
One of the biggest challenges that advocacy groups face is knowing what others are doing, what has been done, what has worked, not worked etc.
International organizations have created resource portals of initiatives they have funded. I joined the
I came across this video below shared on social media which is a man wearing yoga pants who chases down any guy who stares at his butt. The video seeks to embarrass most of the men in the video. I thought of this challenge immediately asking what wou