Safecity- Elsa D'Silva

Joined Jun 2014
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Create a World Free of Violence With Me

What I'm Leading

I run an organisation that works to prevent sexual violence through the promotion of gender equality. 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. Since our launch on 26 Dec 2012 we have collected over 10,000 stories from over 50 cities in India, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal. Safecity aims to make cities safer by encouraging equal access to public spaces for everyone especially women, through the use of crowdsourced data, community engagement and institutional accountability. Join me to create a world free of violence! 

Who I'm Impacting

Everyone but in particular women and girls.

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About Me

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. Since our launch on 26 Dec 2012 we have collected over 10,000 stories from over 50 cities in India, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal. Safecity aims to make cities safer by encouraging equal access to public spaces for everyone especially women, through the use of crowdsourced data, community engagement and institutional accountability.

My Vision

A world free of violence.

Needs

We are looking for local partners to crowd map sexual violence all over the world. We also need graphic designers, funders, bloggers.

Abilities

We crowdmap sexual violence in public spaces in India and around the world. We can partner with you on campaigns

Interests

Economic PowerGender-based ViolenceEmpowering GirlsHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipEngaging Men and Boys in Gender EqualityWomen in Technology

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Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved Menstruation : Why can't we talk about it? Aug 07 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Talking Street Harassment by Torch Light Jul 18 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Making Adolescents a National Priority Jul 18 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Sexual Violence: A Global Pandemic/13th to 19th May 2018 Apr 17 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Demystifying Menstruation Myths in Mumbai Feb 26 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Gender Socialisation and what it means Feb 26 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on 2019 - A wish for a year free of sexual violence Feb 26 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Human Trafficking and Cities Feb 26 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Swedish Dads Indian Dads photo exhibition in Pune Feb 26 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on The Politics of Female Representation: A Sartorial Exploration Sep 16, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved The Politics of Female Representation: A Sartorial Exploration Sep 16, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Simple Things You Can Do To Support Gender Equality Jun 27, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Sexual Violence: A Global Pandemic/2nd June to 8th June 2018 Jun 27, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Designing Safe and Sustainable Cities For and By Women Jun 27, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on The Master’s house cannot be dismantled with the Master’s tools Jun 27, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Emerging Leaders: Namrata Sinha Jun 27, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on A Schoolgirl’s Ordeal Jun 27, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Safecity Monthly Updates : March 2018 Apr 11, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Unsafe streets Apr 11, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Views shared about a #positionofstrength Apr 11, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Sexual Violence: A Global Pandemic/ 24th to 30th March 2018 Apr 11, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva commented on Know Our Team- The Power of Simple Ideas Apr 11, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved Safecity Emerging Leader : Sanaya Patel Feb 11, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved Sexual Violence: A Global Pandemic Feb 11, 2018 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved Social Media Privacy : A Contradiction in Terms May 03, 2017 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved Education -A Powerful Tool for Development. Apr 25, 2017 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved The Fearless Girl Mar 27, 2017 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved A Girl's Better Half Feb 07, 2017 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved Feeding the Future Feb 07, 2017 Safecity- Elsa D'Silva loved Rethinking access to Reproductive Health in India Jan 22, 2017