Safety trainings for individuals and businesses with certification badge.
Two main components:
1) Basic trainings:
- For: (Directly): individuals, local businesses, (indirectly): dense urban communities
- On: Self-defense public safet
Creating a "tag", "mark", or "brand" for perpetrators would create a powerful disincentive for sexual harassment.
Instead of women throwing chili powder on their harrassers, they could use this product (spray paint, a semi-permanent colored powde
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
Don't Mess WIth This Sister Mister is anchored on the fact that women feel safer when they can signify to potential perps that someone is expecting them, and when that signal is visible and obvious to all. The idea combines these elements:
Sue, I really like the idea of using public awareness and shaming, and I think it's probably one of the best ways to alter behavior in India...
I think a major barrier would be anonymity, though. I think it would likely only work if there was some way of activating the "alarm" or soundtrack anonymously, while the sound came from some other location or loudspeaker, or something.