A platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces.

Safecity is a platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces. This data can be anonymous and it 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 causes behavior that leads to violence and work on strategies for solutions.

Safecity aims to make cities safer by encouraging equal access to public spaces for everyone especially women, through the use of crowdsourced data and technology. However, Safecity only provides a platform to collect and aggregate data of reported abuse and has no association with the legal entities. People have to contact the local police and follow the legal process to file a report. This platform does not replace or substitute what is required by law.

Safecity offers different ways of participation in the initiative, which are:

  • Share Your Story
    People who have been victim or witness of a gender based crime, can tell their story (anonymously) and help spread the word for needed change.
  • Join a Campaign
    Safecity organizes several campaigns to spread awareness about gender based crimes. People who are interested can join one of these campaigns or use the existing resources to start their own.
  • Volunteer
    Safecity is a completely volunteer based initiative. Volunteer your time and help Safecity take it forward with their team.
  • Get Involved
    People who are interested can take a look at the requirements to see what they can do in their own individual capacity and help make a difference.
  • Attend an Event
    Check out the event calendar to see events near you. You can also host your own event and post it on the calendar. You can join Safecity for the next workshop or you can invite the team to conduct one.
  • Donate
    Help Safecity by donating to one of their campaigns, in order to help them take this movement of safe-cities a long way: a city where we can live without fear, violence and abuse.

The application is currently working in India, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal.