Innovating to Address Gender-Based Violence | The International Development Innovation Alliance
IDIA is a unique collaboration platform that brings together the senior leadership from the innovation teams, labs and departments of some of the world’s leading development agencies with the shared goal of “actively promoting and advancing innovation as a means to help achieve sustainable development”. IDIA is committed to the development of new products, services and ways of working, and ensuring that the lessons arising from both success and failure can be disseminated to inform the more efficient adaptation and scaling of innovations within different countries, populations and contexts. The IDIA Gender & Innovation Working Group brings together gender and innovation specialists from a wide range of bilateral,
multilateral, philanthropic, and civil society actors. The group was established in 2018 to holistically integrate the cross-cutting approaches of gender and innovation.
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Bumble India Safety Guide
Red Dot Foundation and Bumble India are pleased to bring you the Stand for Safety, Online Safety guide. Online harassment is an epidemic all over the world, including in India. A recent nationwide survey by Bumble India found that 83% of women have experienced online harassment of some kind, with 1 in 3 reporting that they experience it weekly. And it’s worsened since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, women in India report: 70% say they believe cyberbullying has increased since lockdown began.
As a result of this digital abuse epidemic, well over half (59%) of women we surveyed in India said they feel unsafe. No one should have to feel afraid of harassment online, nor should they — as 1 in 3 women reported — put on a brave face and let this behaviour slide for fear of retribution.
The Stand for Safety safety guide to help our community identify, prevent, and combat these common types of digital abuse and harassment.
To access the safety guide click here: Bumble Safety Guide
Safecity Global Digital GBV Toolkit
A collaborative effort between United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Intercultural Innovation Award Alumni, On Our Radar based in UK and Safecity, resulted in a digital GBV toolkit. The aim is that women and girls, men and boys understand the nuances of gender-based violence, familiarise them with international legislation and equip them with resources they can use. There is a directory of audio stories that are being collected so that people can understand this kind of violence better and be sensitised about it. We will continue building these resources that can be used globally. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to know more.
You can view the primer here.