How might we help women and girls feel safe and empowered in low-income urban areas? Safety is a basic human right – the ability to move freely within a city, earn a living, and access social services without threat of harm or abuse. But for the millions of women and girls around the globe living in low-income urban areas, that is not the reality. On a daily basis, they are faced with gender-based violence, inadequate sanitation facilities, social isolation and a lack of basic social services.
In this new challenge, we'll be asking our global OpenIDEO community to join this effort by contributing research, ideas and feedback to improve safety for women and girls in low-income, urban areas. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to launch – and if you're not already on our OpenIDEO mailing list, sign up so you don't miss any updates. We hope to see you there!
About The Sponsor
This challenge will be the first of ten sponsored by the Amplify program, a partnership between the Department for International Development and IDEO.org. The program aims to transform international aid through collaboration and human-centered design.