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Teaching self-defense (Jiu Jitsu) to women victim of violence

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The AXIS Jiu Jitsu academy based in Yokohama, is offering free "Gracie Jiu Jitsu" classes to women victim or survivor of violence. Jiu Jitsu martial art is particularly adapted to women's need as it is practiced on the floor, using specific technics which do not necessary require strong force. The practice of Martial Arts, Self [...]

Empowering women and education men through murals

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The NGO Safe City Pin the Creeps, is at the initiative of the this amazing project mixing digital technology, art and youth participation. The project is divided in 3 steps; "Pin the creeps" using a mobile app Geo-localize where in the city women are being the most harassed. The women report on their phone the [...]

Walking at night to reclaim the streets

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After reading the amazing book Why Loiter "Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets" by  Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan & Shilpa Ranade, (explaining "the exclusions and negotiations that women from different classes and communities encounter in the nation's urban public spaces"), Neha Singh decided to act and take the matter into her hands. She decided to [...]

Water Guns against street harassment

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While organizing an exploratory walk in Montevideo with the NGO OCAC, we met with Sol its the founder. She explained to us that street harassment was so common in the streets of Montevideo (capital of Uruguay) that she had to do something about it! They decided to equip themselves with water gun, to respond to [...]

Anti sexual harrassement campaing in NYC subway (multi-languages)

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This good practice was spotted in the subway of NYC. It reminds riders that they should not harrass in anyway other riders and that inapropriate sexual behavior is not tolerated in the subway in NYC. It also encourages riders to report any incident. However it is still very theoritical, not really sure how one can [...]

Tracking street harassment for data and help (Harasstracker)

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In February 2016, three activists launched a website called Harasstracker independently from any organization. It is designed to report and map sexual harassment in Beirut, Lebanon. If the concept works, it is to be extended to all of the country. Context Harasstracker was inspired partly by a similar initiative in Egypt, called Harassmap. Description Harasstracker [...]

Creative public lighting

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Always wished you could hang out in public space, even after sunset? […]

Cool lighting under construction tunnel

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Have you ever hesitated to cross under a "construction tunnel"?  If yes, the city of Vienna, found a great solution ;) They simply installed different neon colors (yellow,pink...) to make construction tunnels more fun, safe and creative! Bravo Vienna

National campaign against sexual harassment and violence in public transport

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On November 9th, 2015 the French State Secretariat for Women's rights and the one for transportation launched the first ever national campaign against sexual harassment and violence in public transportation in Paris, and a dozen of others partners cities. Context This action is part of the "National plan against sexual harassment and violence in public [...]