Crowd Source Safety Audit

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



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North America

Location: India

Organization: Red Dot Foundation

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.




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


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.


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


Updated: January 12, 2021