NDTV – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres recognised our work at Safecity

Training on Prevention of Domestic Violence – Training women to be first responders to prevent and respond to domestic violence and gender-based violence in their communities

Press Information Bureau – Principal Scientific Adviser to GoI and British High Commissioner unveil the book She Is – Women in STEAM

Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor – She Is: 75 Indian Women in STEAM

One IndiaJosh’s #SurakshaBandhan campaign sees great success with exemplary participation

GW Prime – Location Intelligence to Map Gender Violence

The Times of India – Mumbai: Schools embrace inclusivity, adopt gender-neutral uniforms, language

The Statesman – Indian app addressing gender-based violence wins World Justice Challenge

Campaign Asia – Cannes Contenders: UltraSuperNew picks top five APAC campaigns

Latestly – Indian App ‘Safecity’ Addressing Gender-Based Violence Wins World Justice Challenge

Daiji WorldIndian app addressing gender-based violence wins World Justice Challenge

KalingaTV – Cyber Safety Worshop Organised In Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

NewsMeter – The Nalgonda police, in collaboration with Red Dot Foundation, has started training college girls on cyber security

Work Mob – Elsa Marie DSilva, Founder of an NGO That Works on Gender Equality and Prevention of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in India & USA

Forbes India – Women and the woes of sand mining

Moneycontrol – Women’s Day 2022: From Smart 24×7 to Delhi Police’s Himmat, apps and initiatives for women’s safety

Familiarize – ElsaMarie D’Silva paints a picture of the sexual and gender-based violence against women and her journey of fighting it with ‘Safecity’

Telegraph India – India-Ireland data visualisation challenge ends with ideas for women’s safety

International News and Views – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Online Media Cafe – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Content Media Solution – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Media Bulletins – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Business News Week – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Business News This Week – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Media Brief – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

India Tech Online – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge for women, concludes

Maeeshat – Sweden, Canada, France, Germany, and Spain join hands to advance feminist leadership for a sustainable future

Magzter – Sweden, Canada, France, Germany, and Spain join hands to advance feminist leadership for a sustainable future

Higher Education Digest – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with Impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Sakshi Post – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with Impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Passionate In Marketing – India-Ireland Data Visualisation Challenge concluded with Impressive ideas for Women’s Safety

Mid-day – An Equal World

The Times of India – Indian Women working on United Nations’ sustainable development goals

India Together – She Is, and she must always be

The Swaddle – How Radical Kindness Can Be a Transformative Tool for Change

The Times of India – Karnataka: ‘Udupi in a box’ explores tourism beyond temples, beaches

Edugraph – Red Dot Foundation and consulate general of Ireland, Mumbai invite applications for Data Challenge on Women’s Safety

iF World Design Guide – Safecity: Safe cities for women & girls

Bloomberg Quint – Daan Utsav: Mapping Unsafe Places In India’s Cities

Youth Ki Awaaz – Through Safety Apps And Open Platforms, Technology Can Address Gender-Based Violence

UN Habitat’s Urban October Report – Red Dot Foundation’s activities have been featured in the UN Habitat’s Urban October report.

The New Indian Express – Concerned about women safety? Here’s how you can warn ladies about harassers in your city by ‘pinning the creep’

Bumble India Safety Guide: How to Identify and Report Online Harassment

Indian Television – Dating app Bumble takes a ‘Stand for Safety’

Yahoo News – Bumble partners with Safecity to ‘Stand for Safety’

The Week – Bumble partners with Safecity to ‘Stand for Safety’

Ad Gully – Bumble partners with Safecity to ‘Stand for Safety’

Indian Express – 83% of women surveyed by Bumble in India experience online harassment

The Quint – Bumble Partners With Safecity To Help Women Fight Digital Abuse

Navbharat Times – Bumble App Survey

MSN – Bumble launches ‘Stand for Safety’ initiative with women safety guide to combat online abuse

Outlook – Bumble partners with Safecity to ‘Stand for Safety’

First Post – Bumble Launches ‘Stand For SAfety’ initiative with women safety guide to combat online abuse.

Mint – Dating Site Bumble launches guide for online safety.

HT Tech – Bumble launches safety guide for women to tackle online harassment

India Today – Bumble releases safety guide in partnership with Safecity to help users combat digital abuse

Indian Express – Bumble’s ‘Safety Guide’ for women: A look at the six common types of online harassment

‘Hidden homelessness’ affects the status of women worldwide, a story published by Global Sisters Report that mentions the work done by Red Dot Foundation – Safecity.

‘Bending gender stereotypes in art and photography can throw new light on stale norms’ –  Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2021 recently organized a workshop on how art and photography can be used to break gender stereotypes

Interview with the radio in Punjab– Supreet (COO & Director, Red Dot Foundation) in talk with RJ Megha on 93.5 Red FM about Safecity, women safety and women empowerment

The Star – Making our cities safe

The Star – App to keep women safe from sexual harassment launched in Malaysia

Digital Pathways for Peace – Case study: Safecity and sexual violence in India

EL PAIS – Safe Circle, a virtual meeting space designed to give support to survivors of domestic violence

World Urban Campaign– Youth Innovation Challenge

The Hindu– Photo exhibition aims to create awareness of inclusivity

The Hindu– Mumbai will be slum free in four years

Times of India– A heritage walk that explored the past, and inspired learning for the future

Forbes– Gratitude Network announces 30 fellows for 2020 cohort of Changemakers for children

Easy Shiksha– UK-based University of Southampton successfully concludes Spark India 2019 programme

Asian Age– Comic Relief

TRT World– Interview with Elsa Marie D’silva on India Rape Case

United News of India– NCW Chairperson launches Women Safety Handbook

NDTV– Centre Honours 30 Women For Driving Reforms Via Social Media

United News of India– 30 women given away Web Wonder Women awards

Eenadu India– WCD’s Web Wonder Women campaign celebrates women achievers

Indian Express– Pune photo exhibition on ‘dads’ aims to start a conversation on gender equality

Navbharat– Photo Exhibition in Swedish Avenue

World Urban Campaign– Youth Innovation Challenge Finals

Times of India– Mumbai treated to a photo exhibition on gender-sensitive parenthood in India

APN News– Consulate General of Sweden and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Association brings “Swedish Dads – Indian Dads” a popular photo exhibition to India

The Economic Times– 9 ways tech made the world a better place

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs– The Ethics of Personal Data Collection: A Spectrum of Experiences from Kenya, India, and The Gambia

Yale Daily News– Workshop tackles sexual misconduct

World Urban Campaign– Youth Innovation Challenge- Youth Working on Solving Women’s Issues

Youth Reporter– SafeCity, a Map of the World to Share the Public Places in which there is Sexual Violence

Public Peace Prize– A virtual initiative that improves the safety of women and girls in urban areas

One of a Mind– ABURY meets Social Entrepreneur ElsaMarie D’Silva

World Urban Campaign– Youth Innovation Challenge- Ideas and Experiences

NY Mag– Sexual-Harassment-Reporting Apps Help Stop Abuse in Global City Streets

The Indian Awaaz– Badminton star P V Sindhu launches Vodafone Sakhi service

Pitchonnet– Vodafone Sakhi- A unique safety service for women #AbRukeinKyun

NRI News 24X7– Super Champ P V Sindhu launches Vodafone Sakhi, a unique safety service for women #AbRukeinKyun

News Patrolling– Super Champ P V Sindhu launches Vodafone Sakhi

Nesta– Safecity, Mapping sexual violence in India to make cities safer for women

Nesta– Innovating to solve development challenges

World Urban Campaign– Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) – Creating a Resilient and Inclusive City

BWEducation– Strategies To Address Sexual Violence On College Campuses

World Urban Campaign– Red Dot Foundation: Involving Youth in Civic Engagement

BMW Group– The City Map that Fights Sexual Harassment

Rolling Stone India– Take the Youth Innovation Challenge to Create a Safe, Inclusive City

Rotary– From peace fellow to international advocate

World Urban Campaign– Creating a Resilient and Inclusive Mumbai

World Urban Campaign– Introduction to Associate Partner- Red Dot Foundation (Safecity)

The Guardian– Reclaiming the streets: the apps helping women tackle sexual violence

Rotarian Action Group for Peace– Meet Rotary Peace Fellow ElsaMarie D’Silva

The Economist – Safe Cities Index 2017

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Global Policy Journal– Implementing the NUA – Can we use Big Data to Create Safer Public Places for Girls and Women?

New York Minute Magazine– Women Can Now Report Harassment in an App

TheCityFix– Live From Transforming Transportation 2018: Confronting Gender Issues, “Leapfrogging” in Africa

Navhind Times– Beyond #MeToo  Page 1, Page 2

Peace Direct- Safecity is the Winner of the Women-led peacebuilding award.

Al Jazeera– How young women in Delhi are fighting street harassment

Economic Times– India Times- Safecity Founder & CEO- Elsa Marie D’Silva discusses women safety and why it’s the need of the hour

The Asian Age– Making the city safer

WebIndia123– Google announces central region winners of SMB Heroes 2017, honours them

Hindustan Times– Visually impaired Mumbai programmer creates chatbot for women to report sexual abuse

The Guardian– Can technology really keep people safe from crime on public transport?

Hindustan Times– Let’s Talk About Trolls

The Economic Times– Taproot Dentsu India tops Creative Abbys by bagging 41 metals at GoaFest 2017

Data Quest– Safecity develops a bot on Gupshup to help women report sexual harassment on chat

International Business Times– International Women’s Day: Using technology to help prevent sexual harassment against women

LiveMint– A crowdsourced initiative for making cities safer for women

Daily Mail– Indian filmmakers tackle sexism with edgy videos

PTI news– Indian Organization Receives 3rd Prize At The Intercultural Innovation Award Ceremony For Their Project “Safecity”

New Kerala– Safecity wins Prize At The Intercultural Innovation Award Ceremony

UN– Safecity at The Intercultural Innovation Award Ceremony

BBC News– Mapping unsafe areas for India’s women

Intercultural Innovation– Safecity wins the Interculutural Innovation Award

Spiegel Online– Using apps for more security

TechInAsia– Safecity exposes India’s sexual harassment hotspots

The Guardian– Panic button: how can safety apps for women curb sexual assaults in India?

The Guardian– Can the Safecity app make Delhi safer for women?

Dhaka Tribune– How much longer do we wait?

Asian Age– Women take back city’s streets

Huffington Post– Social Tech Without Borders

The Times Of India– 4 maps you’ll need even when you’re not lost for direction

PRNewsWire– Indian Organisation Receives 3rd Prize at the Intercultural Innovation Award Ceremony for their Project “Safecity”

Hindustan times– UN felicitates Mumbai NGO for tackling sexual harassment

SheThePeople– Safecity by ElsaMarie D’Silva maps sexual violence

DandC– Sexual Harassment in Delhi

VitalVoices– Safer cities with ICT? How crowd mapping can help stop sexual violence

CNN– Don’t Harass Women in Public

The WIP– Crowdsourced Data for Gender Equality

Huffington Post– Enabling Safe Urban Spaces for Women in India

Biz Divas Interview – A dot towards safety- a conversation with Elsa D’Silva

The Pioneer– Now safety is just a click away

Asian Age– Mark ‘unsafe’ to stay safe

Deccan Herald– Towards creating safer cities

DNA– Twitter and city-based NGO develop app for women

Hindustan Times– Safecity India leverages twitter to crowdsource stories of public harassment

Huffington Post– No Foreign Diplomats Should Get Away with Rape

Sunday Midday– Twitter joins hands with Mumbai NGO for a new social media campaign to better women’s safety

Punjab Star News- Twitter joins hands with Mumbai NGO for a new social media campaign to better women’s safety

Le Monde– Children Ushahidi (4/10): “Testifying anonymously in two minutes” of violence against women in India

La Stampa– The Indian Activist: “Let me explain my interactive maps to combat the abuse of women.”

BBC Hindi #100 women– 100 women, original thinking, new ways

NPR– Dear UN, Why is it mainly a man’s world at the Climate Conference?

Tech for Good– Tech for good+ gender-based violence: An interview with Safecity Founder ElsaMarieD’Silva

Citiscope– How India’s Safecity gives women a voice against violence

CNN– Women, it’s time to get rid of Manels


Other Forums

SheThePeople– Closure for Nirbhaya but is justice delayed, justice denied?

YourStory– At the start of the ‘feminine’ era, let’s hope for a safe and inclusive world for women

YourStory– Are we suffering from the Imposter Syndrome?

SheThePeople– Five Actions You Can Take To End Gender-Based Violence

SheThePeople– Esther Duflo deserves her Nobel as an economist, don’t call her the ‘wife’

In Plainspeak by TARSHI– Review: Unbelievable

YourStory– These 5 entrepreneurs are taking the lead to ensure women’s safety in India

Social App Hub– A Safe Haven for All


TwentyThirty– How This Woman Is Making Cities Safe

Medium– Dear Delhi, I loved and Hated You

StopStreetHarassment– Day 1: Anti-SH Week 2019

PCDN Network– From Peace Fellow To International Advocate

Global Diplomacy Lab– Breaking Silence, Ending Violence

The Star (Malaysia)- Pin the ‘sex perps’ in the city

Global Health Now– For India’s Women, Safety in Numbers

Individual Conflict Analysis

A Systems Change Approach to Addressing Sexual Violence at Yale University

Development as Dignity: Frontline Stories from Development Experts in the Global South – Dignity and Gender-Based Violence (chapter 10)

International Transport Federation – Stopping gender-based violence in transport (in the compendium – Women’s Safety and Security. A Public Transport Priority)

Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Volume 19, Issue 3 – Springer – Women’s strategies addressing sexual harassment and assault on public buses: an analysis of crowdsourced data (with Suzanne Lea and Abhijith Asok)

Springer Link– Women’s Victimisation and Safety in Transit Environments

SheThePeople– #RETHINK: Why Don’t Communities Invest In Their Girls?

SheThePeople – From “Save The Girl Child” to “Save The Boy Child” by Supreet K Singh

Mari Trini Giner– Safecity, a map of the world to share public spaces where there is gender violence

Arguendo– Safecity TweetChat Insights on the Gender Gap in Journalism & “Green”-ing News

Women’s Web– 12 Famous Feminists Whose Work Has Made Life Better For Ordinary Indian Women

Beyond Diversity– I Inspire- Inclusion Leadership Stories- page 19

Youth Ki Awaaz– Using Graffiti Against Sexual Harassment

SheThePeople– Urban Planning and Women: How can cities be better designed for inclusion?

Indian Women Blog– Twitter Dialogue With Safecity On Sexual Harassment And Ways To Combat It

Indian Women Blog– Elsa D’Silva Is Making Cities Safer By Creating A Map Of Areas Where Sexual Harassment Is Rampant

Technology Widgets– Most Inspirational Women Entrepreneurs 2018- Elsa Marie D’Silva: Creating awareness on street harassment and abuse. Page 36.

Smart Marketing Tribe Magazine- Check out pages 110-111!

Architecture Update– Creating Resilient and Inclusive-Cities, Urban Thinkers Campus, Mumbai

Spirit of Mumbai– Urban Thinkers Campus in Mumbai, with Safecity , Developmatrix and The Urban Vision

2018 Anti-Street Harassment Week Report– Report Page 38-40

Jam’s Journey- I want a Safe City. (The SafeCity App)

Safety First: Perceived Risk of Street Harassment and Educational Choices of Women

Impakter– Tackling Gender Equality Through Technology and Crowdsourced Data

Women’s Health Line– Using Technology For Feministing Cities: The Story Of Safecity

UN Foundation Blog– Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls

She The People– Global Entrepreneurs On How They Balance Business With Cause

Medium– Safecity. Taking control. Calling for action.

Rotary– Rotary Peace Fellow fights street harassment and violence

Reset– Safecity: an App to Help Women Be Safer Worldwide

Hot Friday Talks– We Asked A Sexual Harassment Expert About #Metoo, Here’s What She Has To Say

Tomorrow Makers– Safecity Founder & CEO- Elsa Marie D’Silva discusses women safety and why it’s the need of the hour

Mashable– This app collects women’s stories to fight harassment in developing countries

Lalicuadora– Women Leaders Meet at New Vital Voices Event

Clarin– Women Leaders Meet at New Vital Voices Event

Clarin– Initiatives of women who did not respect barriers

Sophia Online– The vital voices of the world

Dipnote– My GES Experience and What You Should Know if You’re Attending #GES2017

Dr.Nancy O’Reilly– Amplify Women’s Voices Around the World

Akancha Against Harassment– Cyberstalking – What can you do about it?

ParentCircle– Welcome the Girl Child

ParentCircle– Child Sexual Abuse – Prevention and Care

ParentCircle– Societal Change Needs To Begin At Home

She-Files– How Technology is helping map Sexual Abuse in India

The Womanity Foundation– How stories of abuse contribute to prevent violence against women | Q&A with Elsa DSilva

The Logical Indian– Meet The Visually Impaired Engineer Who Designed A Bot To Help Women To Report Harassment

SheThePeople– The Vital Voices Mentoring Walk empowers young women to think out of the box

Prerana– Glimpses from the Global Mentoring Walk

Youth Ki Awaaz– From Buses To Trains, These Photos Vividly Capture The Lives Of Women Travellers In Mumbai

SheThePeople– Meet 30 Women Who Champion Feminism on Social Media

SheThePeople-Reclaiming Public Spaces For Women In India

Loop– SafeCity app that tracks public assaults comes to T&T

Abierto al Público– Creating Safe Cities for Women Through Technology and Crowdsourcing

7 Days of Genius– Red Dot Foundation: Safecity Discuss Genius Solutions to End Sexual Harassment

The Conversation-Street harassment is a public health problem

On brand– Lessons from being a Social Entrepreneur

Stevie Awards Blog– A New Tool to Combat Violence Against Women: Crowdsourcing

Living Local– Bombaywaali Build. Empower. Inspire

Motto Time– Clothing Regulations Are Just an Excuse to Control Women

Digitalerra– Budget 2017 Rekindles Women Entrepreneurship Space

Be The Change– Safecity- Red Dot Foundation

YourStory– Men need to shun perpetrators

High Beam– ‘Safecity’ Project Secures 3rd Prize at Intercultural Innovation Award Ceremony

Press BMW group– Safecity wins 3rd place at Intercultural Innovation Award

Techgoss– Safecity Honoured

Youth Ki Awaaz– Gender Mela Smashing Taboos

SHEROES– Meet the SHEROES- Elsa D’Silva

Parent Circle– Has your child been sexually abused?

Fast Forward– Red Dot Foundation (Safecity)

Fastcoexist– A Crowdsourcing Project Calls Out Sexual Harassment In India

Tech Crunch– safecity Crowdsources India’s sexual assault incidents to highlight danger zones

Your Story– Safecity gives women a chance to @pinthecreep

Your Story– Public transport- another hotspot for sexual harassment

SheThePeople– Educate the Future Leaders of Change- Feminist Rani heads to schools

Devex– Death of a survey

Youth Ki Awaaz– Public toilets tackle sexual violence

Peace Tech Lab– Peace Tech in Action

Parent Circle– Dealing with Street Harassment

Youth Ki Awaaz– 7 disturbing stories of how common sexual abuse in public spaces is

Vital Voices Documentarian Project–  Case study Report by UKald and Vital Voices

VV Lead – The VVLead Fellowship: A Programmatic Approach to Women’s Leadership.

Warscapes– Safecity combats sexual harassment with data, public art

The One– How Safecity is helping women and girls speak out and protect others.

Core Communique– Safecity India leverages Twitter to crowdsource stories of public harassment to enable more effective measures by local authorities to protect women

The Bitch Media– Dear Filmmakers, stalking is not romantic

Rotary Blog– Gender and Conflict Resolution

The Good Men Project– Men, it’s time to take a personal stand

Broadly– The online map where Indian women call out groping, rape and abuse

Twitter blog post– Tweet at @SafecityIndia to make your city safer

Pebbles in the water – Twitter and Safecity collaborate to provide a public-harassment free India  #SafecityIndia

SheThePeople– Sexual harassment & violence: When systems let us down

SheThePeople– Don’t let the juvenile walk free: Elsamarie DSilva on Nirbhaya case

SheThePeople– Facebook- #FeministRani


Research Conducted about Safecity

SafeCity: Understanding Diverse Forms of Sexual Harassment Personal Stories, EMNLP 2018

Polycom Development Project’s Urban Thinkers Campus Report, Nairobi.

Womenability Safecity Walk in Mumbai – Solutions for gender-fair cities  



BBC World Service– The Conversation- Two women making the streets safer in India and in France

TwentyThirty– OnPurpose with Elsamarie D’Silva

SXSWL– How the Gender Tech Movement is Empowering Women, Mar 9, 2019

The MAD Podcast – Episode 7, Leaving the corporate life to create safe megacities in and beyond India

Swedish Institute Alumni Network- Using data to make cities safer in India



#MainBhi with RJ Malishka– Stories of sexual harassment at the Workplace



National Endowment for Democracy– Elsa Marie D’Silva, Founder and CEO of The Red Dot Foundation, India

Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards– Founders’ Valley – Breaking Silence, Ending Violence by DW Deutsche Welle

National Endowment for Democracy– Creating a Resilient and Inclusive Democracy in India

TRT World– Interview with Elsa Marie D’silva on India Rape Case

Rotary International– We will break our silence

Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India– #WebWonderWomen- Supreet K Singh shares her story

Bernama News Channel– Safecity Mobile Apps, Technology for Safer Cities (Safecity Malaysia) 40:00 onwards

Deutsche Welle TV– Breaking Silence, Ending Violence – Founders’ Valley (5/5)

Ten News– Vodafone launches first of its kind initiative for women ‘AB RUKEIN KYUN’ | Vodafone Sakhi Pack

Aspen Ideas– Making Communities Safe for Women

PayPal Singapore– Culture TED Talk Safecity.in with ElsaMarie D’Silva

Feminist Conference– Why a sense of ‘space’ is integral to the contemporary idea of feminism

Blog talk radio– Podcast ‘From the Village to the City: Women Activists Innovate to Strengthen Civic Space’

The Guardian– Fearless: five years after Delhi gang-rape, has anything changed for women in India?

University of Oxford-DPIR– Crowd-sourcing safety: How data is taking on sexual harassment

DesiOutsiders– In Conversation with Elsa D’Silva

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy– “Cultural Diplomacy as a Vocation: The University in the Public Service”

SheThePeople– Legal Roundtable at Lala Lajpat Rai College.

PCDNetwork– Interview With ElsaMarie D’Silva Founder Of Safecity

SheThePeople– Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk, Mumbai

Global Leadership Awards– ElsaMarie D’Silva

Light of Freedom award– What inspired Elsa D’Silva to start Safecity

Aktuellt (Swedish TV)  Discussing women-only cars on trains and women-only seats in buses. (post 33 mins 40 secs)

Youngin International–  Elsa D’Silva’s Youngin’ experience

Tech in Asia– Battling sexual violence in India with technology and art

Digital Generation (Spain) – Ask the Safest Cities in India

Swedish TV 


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