After China, we are now spending 10 exciting days in Mumbai, India.
We have an exploratory Â walk coming up with Safecity, a Mumbai-based NGO working on making safer cities, as well as interviews with several women acting for gender equality, such as Sameera Khan and Shilpa Phadke, the writers of « Why Loiter », a presentation at the University of Mumbai and…we will meet Snehal Ambekar, Mayor of Mumbai.
But let’s focus on our eleventh exploratory walk. We first met the Safecity team, led by Elsa DaSilva, in a Starbucks next to the walk departure point. It was an occasion to present our past actions, and to organize the lasts details of the walk.
This time we will work a bit differently, since we will be split in three groups. Indeed, it is difficult to walk in group in Mumbai. And as Safecity is really well connected, the brief and the debrief will be held at the India Twitter office.
So let’s walk for two hours in Khar West area, and collect women’s impressions and solutions to make Mumbai more welcoming for women. It is important to notice that we were actually walking during the monsoon season, but we were lucky enough not to have a rainy day.
When the three groups returned to the Twitter office, everyone first finished filling out their questionnaire, seated in groups. Afterwards, one speaker from each group came on the stage to present their solutions, creating a wallpaper with everyone ideas.