Presentation Summary: Introduction to SafeCity’s crowd-mapping of street harassment. Data allows women more agency and mobility in their cities and has led to municipal services addressing infrastructure issues that perpetuated an environment of harassment. Also features examples some low-tech solutions to addressing street harassment, such as murals.
Presented at: Using Technology to Combat GBV – New Innovations, New Opportunities – June 29,2017
Presented by: ElsaMarie D’Silva is the Founder & CEO of Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) which is a platform that crowdsources personal experiences of sexual violence and abuse in public spaces. Since Safecity started in December 2012, it has become the largest crowd map on the issue in India, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal. ElsaMarie is an alumnus of the US State Department’s Fortune Program and the Commonwealth Leadership Program. She is also a fellow with Rotary Peace, Aspen New Voices, Vital Voices and a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. She is listed as one of BBC Hindi’s 100 Women and has won Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Dusan Stojanovic (European Angel Investor of the Year 2013), Government of India Niti Aayog’s #WomenTransformingIndia award, and The Digital Woman Award in Social Impact by SheThePeople. She was recently awarded the Global Leadership Award by Vital Voices. Prior to Safecity, ElsaMarie was in the aviation industry for 20 years where she worked with Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines.
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