Great idea and insightful discussion! Through and beyond the support through self defence sessions your contribution aims to leverage civil courage. Your model could be turned in a self-sustaining movement when at risk people having benefitted from support start to share back, not at last to extend concept to include female strengths.
Please have a look at the Crowdguard project - we aim to reinvent the geo-based smart phone alarm app for low- and no- feature phone users. We call it civil courage 2.0.
We would love to collaborate in sharing insights and technology on how to lower the bystander rate in providing help to at risk people.
Firstly congrats on your uplifting idea. Street theatre is very accessible and a great tool to convey messages. I would love to see the idea evolve..
Secondly thanks for your insightful email in March - your input was key to our present contribution on openIDEO and has touched upon numerous venues we definitely need to discuss. After the past month evaluation of the alpha lead user test, the creation of the first contents and improvement of the Crowdguard app towards the stable version, we see the horizon again. So I hope to meet you in person soon, and wish you all the best!
I would like to compliment on your refreshing ideas - I was stoked to learn about the role of female street vendors, and how you plan to use elements of direct action whenever someone is under attack.
Regarding the proposed breaking alerts through community radio public announcements - how do you plan to preserve the victims privacy (if this is an issue at all), and how do you ensure that public intervention stays constructive and does not create a mob?
As both our projects try to leverage the concept of civil courage I am keen to follow your progress. Best success!