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Local Community Response to Local Violence

Given the density of urban populations, what if there was an alert system (SMS, Twitter, drums, whistles) that a girl/woman in danger could activate that would inform close-by members of the community compelling them to come to her aid. Competitions could be established to build energy and motivation to respond quickly, to provide support in advance of police or local authorities.

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Hi Glynis, thanks for sharing your idea. As we are now in the Ideas phase, please let us know if you'd like your idea included in the challenge and we'll move it forwards to the next phase. and we'll help you update it with the updated questions we're asking in this phase. Thanks!