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  • Region:
  • Asia
  • Crowd Source Safety Audit Image
  • Categories:
  • Safety
  • Scale:
  • Municipal
  • Location: India

    Organization: Red Dot Foundation

    Online crowd sourcing safety audit in public spaces to identify areas of concern.

    About the Wise Practice

    Safecity is a platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces. This data, which may be anonymous, gets aggregated as hot spots on a map indicating trends at a local level. The idea is to make this data useful for individuals, local communities and local administration to identify factors that cause behaviour that leads to violence and work on strategies for solutions. People can sign up for alerts either based on location or category of harassment. This allows people to understand the \”safety\” landscape of an area and make the most informed decision for themselves.   

    Category

    Safety

    Goals

    Goal 2: Eliminate harmful practices against women and girls, including child, early, and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation (NUA 39; SDG 5.3).

    Measurement

    Number of sites and responses. 500 individual reports were documented on Safecity from March 2019 to March 2020. Since launching in December 2012, 12,500 stories have been collected from cities in India, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal.

    Monitoring

    Annual reports, case studies and improvement to public spaces to reduce the number of areas of concern. Case studies are published on Safecity’s website.

    Lessons Learned

    Integration of technology, communications, gender and community planning in an online platform.  

    Resources and More Information

    1. Safecity
    2. Safecity Case Studies