COMMUNITIES, WHICH HAS SIGNIFICANT HUMAN AND ECONOMIC COSTS FOR SOCIETY.
ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY STRONG PROGRAMMES ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST
WOMEN GLOBALLY, FEW CATALYSE PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANISATIONS IN DIFFERENT
COUNTRIES, AND SUPPORT A THOROUGH ADAPTATION PROCESS TO NEW GEOGRAPHIES.
Womanity Award 1: Engaging Men and Boys to Fight Gender Based Violence - Promundo (US-Brazil) & Abaad (Lebanon)
Womanity Award 2: Tackling Online Violence Against Women - Association for Progressive Communications (South Africa) & Luchadoras (Mexico)
Womanity Award 3: Creating Safe Urban Environments for Women - Safetipin (India) & Soul City Institute (South Africa)
The pairs are composed of an Innovation Partner - the organisation that has already developed a successful programme - and a Scale-Up Partner to contextualise, adapt and roll out the approach in a new location.
Our Womanity Award 3 recipients - Safetipin and Soul City Institute for Social Justice - were announced at the conference Tech4Dev: Voices of the Global South, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The flagship app – My SafetiPin – places red, orange and green pins on digital city maps indicating which areas are the safest for women. The app uses pictures taken by taxis and crowdsourced data from volunteers to show how safe different areas of the cities are for women. Factors assessed include lighting, quality of walk/ cycle paths, gender balance in the streets and general feeling of safety. The app is currently being used by over 100,000 people in countries such as India, Kenya, Colombia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The big data captured with the app will be shared with eThekwini’s municipal government, in South Africa, who will use it for their Safer Cities strategy. Our project aims to benefit women and girls further by advocating for long-term improvements in urban planning.
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