Safecity and the Ortner Center at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) are collaborating to document the scope, nature, and impact of street harassment.
Our goal is to understand who experiences harassment, what the harassment looks like, how women respond to harassment, and how all of these things together are related to women’s participation in public life. The crowd-sourced data will help us understand harassment’s effect on civic engagement. We aim to make the findings useful for people concerned about their safety, community organisations, law enforcement agencies, and policy makers.
Maruti Suzuki is one of the largest car manufacturers in India. If you have traveled in India, taken a route to anywhere around this great nation, chances are you have driven with them. For over three decades now, Maruti Suzuki cars have been going places.
Maruti Suzuki runs driving schools across India in over 100 locations, employing close to 2000 people. Safecity is facilitating workshops on sexual harassment at workplace and gender consciousness for their driving schools.
Protsahan India Foundation is a social impact organization registered under the Government of India as per The Indian Trusts Act of 1882. We have been working since early 2010 and got registered on May 12, 2010.
Protsahan India Foundation uses design thinking and art innovation to transform lives of street and slum children facing abuse and vulnerability with a focus on empowering adolescent young girls to break the extreme cycle of poverty.
Safecity and Protsahan have come together for a safe public spaces campaign in Uttam Nagar, New Delhi where we will be training the girls enrolled in the center to work on-ground and design interventions for safe public spaces. These girls will be directly working with their communities for social and systemic change by using art, theater, and the model of community organizing.
Buzzify is a student’s initiative, started as a not-for-profit organization, seeking to provide free all-round marketing solutions to emerging NGOs.
Safecity and Buzzify are working together on sexual harassment and abuse on the campus of Delhi University. The campaign aims at making public spaces safer and accessible and also escalating awareness on the issue, its consequences, our rights and the interventions we can look into.
Safecity has collaborated with Social Empowerment by Empowering Women (SEEW), based in Nepal; they are actively working on aggregating data in Kathmandu to lobby for safer, accessible and a better public transport system for women. They have already collected more than 500 personal stories of harassment and abuse in public spaces and are in the process of scaling their movement. To render support to this campaign, you can write to us on email@example.com
Clay- Ritu Verma
Ritu Verma is a trained counsellor, mentor, behavioural specialist, motivator, sex educationalist and child abuse consultant. She has completed her B Com from Mumbai University and accomplished her MBA with a specialization in Marketing from SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai. She also has to her credit various certifications in hospitality management. As a management professional with almost a decade long experience, Ritu has worked with some of the most elite organizations in the travel and hospitality industry. She is the Co – Founder and Director of Clay Foundation having centres across Navi Mumbai. She has been instrumental in conducting training programs for kids in the areas of personality development, grooming, life skills, sex education and prevention of child abuse. These stimulating and enriching courses are designed in a carefully structured format for easy understanding of kids.
Clay Foundation and Safecity have partnered on developing the curricula.
SSH and Safecity agree that because street harassment is often an invisible problem (especially to people in power) and it is dismissed as being a “minor annoyance,” a “joke,” or the fault of the harassed person, our primarily focus right now is simply to document the problem and demonstrate why it’s a human rights violation that must be addressed.
The two organisations were working together during the Anti Street Harassment week 2014. The events, reports, videos, pictures collected during this harassment week- 30 March to 5 April were compiled in a global report that you can read here.
DNA is a mainstream newspaper and part of the ZEE news group. We did a joint campaign with them in January 2014 titled How Safe is your city? Safecity has featured on DNA on several occasions highlighting the urgency on the issue of harassment and abuse in public spaces. Safecity has also featured in this domain with intriguing articles to create dialog and expand the coverage of the issue.
Rozy Roti Films is a film production company that does commercial and social themed films. Safecity I (http://youtu.be/edyUTg4e4-w) is their first social themed film.
PVR Nest is the corporate social responsibility arm of PVR Cinema and they featured Safecity’s advertisement for a fortnight at their cinemas in 17 cities all over India in honour of Women’s Day March 2013.
We have conducted workshops on sexual harassment at workplace for PVR Cinemas and will be continuing to explore gender at work.