Safe City aims to create safer spaces in cities, especially for women, and be a crowd-sourced alternative to sexual violence data. The application works in pilot mode for Romania, and is already adopted in other parts of the world, such as India, Brazil, but also in Europe, in Croatia. We believe safety in cities is essential, therefore we invite you to contribute to a collective effort of mapping and understanding unsafe areas in Romanian cities, towns and villages, in order to design suitable interventions.
Safe City offers you the opportunity to ANONYMOUS send information about various types of street harassment (catcalling, staring, public masturbation, robbery, theft, but also domestic violence and violence against children), and put them on the map of your city.
In this way, on the one hand, the insecure areas of the city are mapped, and on the other hand, the authorities can be pressured to compare the data in the application with the official data on violence (against women) and can improve interventions in cities.
The photos show the statistical results of Bangalore, India, as well as the map of urban violence in Mumbai. If you think this is important for public spaces in Romania, we invite you to install the application, which is currently available in English.
Application website: https://www.safecity.in/
The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play!
Lev Fejes, Ph.D.
Mihai Racu, Ph.D.
Ștefan Cibian, Ph.D.
Departments/units: Policy Analysis and Outreach Department, Center on Global Affairs and Post Development
Regions: Romania, Europe, Global
Topics: Cities, Architecture and Urbanism, Philanthropy and Community Development, Civil Society, Sustainable Development Goals, European Union