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Red Dot Foundation (Safecity)

Red Dot Foundation (Safecity)
Safecity
Founded: 2012 by ElsaMarie DSilva
Safecity aims to make cities safer by encouraging equal access to public spaces for everyone, especially women, through the use of crowdsourced data and tech.
  • Program Area

    Human Rights, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    Global, Africa, Asia
  • Headquarters Location

    Mumbai, India
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Open Source
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, LGBTQ

Description

Safecity is a platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces. This data which maybe 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 causes behaviour that leads to violence and work on strategies for solutions.

Funders and Awards

2015 - Female Entrepreneur Award by Dusan Stojanovic (European Angel Investor 2013); 2015 - Digital Women Awards in Social Impact by She The People, India; 2015 - 1 of 8 Selected to attend the SE Forum Outreach Accelerator for Social Enterprise in Stockholm; 2014 - 1 of 3 Finalists at Google Business Group success story challenge; 2014 - Runner Up Facebook Access Now Award for social innovation