Safecity Monthly Updates: May 2019
Red Dot Foundation- Safecity won the award in the Visualiser category of the UN SDG Action Awards in Bonn. We presented our work at the SDG Global Festival of Action on 2 May. Elsa D’Silva, our Founder, accepted the award on behalf of the entire team and also spoke about the importance of breaking the silence around sexual harassment and violence in order to make public spaces safer. We wish all the other awardees and finalists the very best in their work towards making the planet sustainable.
Women and the Vote survey
Safecity and SheThePeople conducted a joint survey ahead of the General Elections in India to find out how women are engaged in the electoral process to determine women’s agency as a constituency as well as their contribution. The survey found results on how women vote and what they want from their elected leaders.
Here’s what we found out-
Keynote Speaker at DigiTech 2019
Supreet K Singh, our COO and Director, has been invited to be the Keynote Speaker at the launch event of ETgovernment & #DigiTech2019 on 14th June in New Delhi and we’re honoured!
DigiTech 2019 Conclave & Awards will be a platform to share knowledge, ideas and innovations around Digital India and facilitate discussion on how to help realise the grand vision of digitalising citizen and business focused services across the country. The conclave will consist of conference, exhibition and awards.
Safecity Emerging Leaders
Safecity is celebrating the journey of people who have emerged as leaders as our campaigns progressed in their communities through our blog series “Safecity Emerging Leaders”. Read the inspiring stories of these individuals who are passionate about making their neighbourhoods safer with Safecity and have taken action in their own special ways.
Read this month’s Emerging Leader Kajal Makwana’s story on our blog here.
When we asked Kajal about her experience doing an internship with Safecity, this is what she had to say –
“Volunteering in all these activities has helped me grow. I previously used to struggle with low confidence, inability to say No to people and being sensitive to criticism. I found it difficult to communicate my thoughts to people due to which I often missed out on opportunities. Volunteering at Safecity helped boost my confidence, it helped me gain leadership qualities and I’ve grown more determined than ever to make a change. One of the things I admire most about Safecity is the platform it provides people to speak, showcase their abilities and be recognised. I’ve learned not to be afraid about being accepted by people, to give my best because it isn’t necessary for everyone person to like me. I’ve learned that it is important to value and respect every individual. I’ve learned that it is important to be confident and not be afraid of breaking the glass ceiling. I’ve learned the importance of committing to something and give my best and know when to step back from a commitment.”
We have several opportunities for you to volunteer and take action. Do check our website.
Girl Fund Campaign
We have been selected by Global Giving to be part of their Girl Fund Campaign. We appreciate every generous donation. Even $10 will go a long way.
You can use this link to donate- https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/training-10-youth-campus-ambassadors-on-safety/
This month we have been conducting workshops for Corporates like Suzlon, Ogilvy and Mather and others. In case you would like us to conduct POSH & Gender Sensitivity workshops at your corporate, please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Through our tweetchats, we are trying to facilitate important conversations around various issues related to gender in general and women’s issues in particular.
Check out May’s compiled tweetchats here – Embracing Pride: Building More inclusive and safe communities for everyone, Achieving Health for All, Digital Security for Women, Youth Mental Health and Tech for Safety.
That’s all for this month. Keep watching this space and we’ll keep you updated on all our work and exciting activities every month!
What’s in store for Safecity?
- 4th June– Appy Hour at Women Deliver 2019 Conference
- 14th June– Keynote Speaker at the launch event of ETgovernment and DigiTech2019
- 27 & 28th June– Participatory Training in Human Rights Education in Mumbai. Register here- bit.ly/HumanRightsEd
- 6th July– Laws Through Cartoons workshop. Register here- bit.ly/LawsThruCartoons
- Every Friday at 9 pm IST/ 1130 am EST join us on Twitter @pinthecreep
Safecity is now available on Android and iOS Phones.
Download now to report sexual violence anytime anywhere with access to news, blogs, updates in the law and safety tips at your finger tips.