Updated Mar 29, 2018
The innovation seeks to address the problem of safety and gender inclusion i public spaces in cities. Lack of safety prevents women and other vulnerable groups from accessing opportunities, from exercising choices and from having a right to the city. Understanding the nature and causes of risk and fear in cities can help in seeking solutions.
We have apps and technology platform to collect data about factors which make people feel unsafe in public spaces in cities. the tool of the safety audit is used which assesses both infrastructure as well as social usage of public spaces. We use this data on our crowd sourced app to help citizens make safer decisions. We also provide all the data to city governments and other stakeholders to help them make decisions about how to make public spaces in cities safer for women and all citizens.
The safety audit is a tool that has been used in many cities as a pen and paper tool that collects qualitative data. Safetipin has converted this into an app that makes the data quantitative as well crowd sourced. Making it into an app has changed the scale at which data can be collected as well as shared and consumed by the public. There are online platforms such as Harassmap that collect stories and incidents of harassment that women face. The similarity is that both are collecting data related to feeling of safety. The difference is that firstly, Safetipin data is geo-located and thus we can give exact coordinates and secondly, we measure parameters with the aim of improvement. There are also a set of women’s safety apps that are emergency apps for women to use when they are in situations of danger. Safetipin is unique as a tool which collects quantifiable data about safety in cities .
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||500,000|
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