Violence against women and girls—a human rights violation—is a global problem. According to UN Women, 1 in 3 women experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime. In some countries, seven in ten women face this abuse. That’s an incredibly discouraging number.
After the horrific rape of Jyoti Singh in Delhi, India, in December 2012, my friends and I launched Safecity, an online platform that encourages anonymous reporting of personal experiences of sexual violence in public spaces through crowdsourced data.