After suffering sexual abuse, &speaking with my mother and Granny about their own abuse, I knew! Justiz will offer women opportunities to obtain life’s successes & justice through resources providing them the closure they crave to learn, let go, & em
Amnesty International launched the "La Mariposa," Butterfly of Hope project to mark the 50th anniversary of their global campaign to protect women and girls against sexual violence in Nicaragua. Beheld as a symbol of hope, the butterfly was described
"Women, Business and the Law" is a great resource to understand the legal gender gap that hinders women's entrepreneurial and employability prospects, starting with whether or not their countries have any existing laws or regulations on domestic vio
When women take things in their hand, it not always peaceful. Once armed with bamboo sticks, trained in self defence and protected by their unity there is no stopping for an oppressed. The members of Gulabi Gang know how to take matters in their han
Sometimes, in the process of arriving at an effective solution, it's helpful to look at what's NOT working.
From Al Jazeera America:
"A state-run company is marketing a solution to the harassment Indian women have said they face on a daily basi
I believe that humans are empathetic in nature. The perpetrator of the violence may not have thought of the victim's pain and suffering until it is too late. Flash mob is a good tool to get attention and raise awareness. Having a flash mob tells the
If we can isolate public sites where women and girls feel unsafe, what kinds of interventions can we use to avoid them entirely? Specifically, when you can't find a
safe place to use the restroom, why not "go" where you need to go?
If we want to find the reason why women in rural area are always not safe, we can step little back to see nowadays what women is facing in normal environment. For example, in the workplace. In Sheryl Sandberg's Ted video, she answered why we have t
Dasra, a venture philanthropic institution in India, conducts an in depth study on what should be done to overcome the issue of Domestic Violence. The report will be soon available online, but the Executive Summary is available here: http://www.dasra
A part of being safe in an urban area is knowing what’s around you. With blind corners, alleys, construction sites, abandon buildings and other obstructions your safety is endlessly imperiled. The question for the research here is would it be possibl
Many posts in the research phase highlighted the use of mobile phones and texts in low-income urban areas. Text to change, a non-profit, started from the realization that mobile phones can provide an "easy and low-cost methods for health communicati
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how 'power posing' - standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident - can affect testosterone and corti
The issue of safety within women and girls is crucial. Nevertheless, everyone has to be protected not depending on gender, age or race. One of the many ways is increasing safety through environmental design. Whether it is achievable or not, it can be
I'm excited to be a part of this effort, and I wanted to share an inspirational quote that I thought fitting. This is the closing remarks of the Dalai Lama's book, "Beyond Religion". It speaks to the direction that we wish for humanity to advance, to
This is an umbrella that provides a source of light via retroreflection. It's a pricey piece of technology at $42. The idea though opens the door into asking: what personal items can be adapted or to increase personal safety? Could a cheap cloth be
Media Development Investment Fund is developing a wireless connection to the Web that will be available for free to every person in the world. The Outernet will be created by launching hundreds of low-cost miniature satellites known as “cubesats” int
Why do we need to make women feel safe and empowered when that should be the norm? Maybe we are looking at this with the opposite perspective we should be looking at: How might we change the way men see and treat women?