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The security ink tags I had in mind are reusable (sample here: The ink capsule breaks and spills ink when the two parts are forced apart, but are easily separated using a magnetic tool. I thought it was a related concept, since you can look into the ink they use, or the mechanism they have for breaking the capsule.

Thanks Jamie! I've touched a bit about the SMS solution in the conversation above with Meena. I think this is a doable solution -- although would still require a phone. Another option is the physical map suggested by Natasha above. This is a more offline solution, that can later be collated for online update.

At the moment I don't have any contact with a women's group in Manila. However, I did find a list of some institutions and NGOs addressing violence against women ( We might be able to partner with one of these organizations, and jump off the network that they already have in place.

Thanks, Meena! As I was reading through the research contributions I learned about HarassMap ( This is a really great initiative that captures a lot of what we want to do, and is already in operation in the Middle East. Their solution is to have a dedicated SMS number for people to text in their incident reports. This is a great approach because SMS is usually quite accessible even for low-income groups. Though this answers the part about submitting information, without a smartphone there would be no access to the real-time online features like finding a safety buddy or sending a geo-located distress signal. However, they still benefit from the community responding to the identified risky areas.