Initiate community cognisance with community wide programs
Programs like 'Safety House' would engage the community in improving the local tenor. Areas that needed more change could utilise a patrol of PSO's to aid the change in local disposition.
Understand areas and situations that disempower women so they can be managed, similar to the 'Safety House' program where locals and local businesses would volunteer to be a refuge for (the program was aimed at children and the elderly) people whom were distressed/felt unsafe. These locations were identifiable by signage placed on letterboxes, front gates and shop windows. The individual was able to talk to someone who was coached in what action to take.
Recognise distressing scenarios.
Safety House program
With perceiving where unsavoury activity occurs, sugested in Earl Co's controbution 'Safe Walk app' business in that area can facilitate an improved enviroment, increasing footfall to that area and helping their business. Residents could also utilise that by changing the stigma associated with their locality and improve general house prices.
Safty House program, short experp from a childrens safety notice. http://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/safetycentre/16-TheSafetyHouse.pdf
PSO (Public safety oficer), brief TV add explaing their role in safty on pulictransport and train station. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jt2aaCxpok