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What have we missed? Inspire us with insights, examples and stories which go beyond our other missions.

What have we missed? Inspire us with insights, examples and stories which go beyond our other missions.

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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!

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!

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This article and video just arrived in my inbox and I immediately thought it might inspire some ideas on our challenge.  The idea is for a hairclip that detects an attack and starts recording evidence.

This article and video just arrived in my inbox and I immediately thought it might inspire some ideas on our challenge. The idea is for a hairclip that detects an attack and starts recording evidence.

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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

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

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Violence against women is a global problem - even in the EU 33% of women experienced  physical and/or sexual violence. Cyber harassment is increasingly becoming a problem.

Violence against women is a global problem - even in the EU 33% of women experienced physical and/or sexual violence. Cyber harassment is increasingly becoming a problem.

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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"

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"

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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