Researchers want you to use new tool to let other women know if you feel unsafe somewhere

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Period27 Apr 2021

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  • TitleResearchers want you to use new tool to let other women know if you feel unsafe somewhere
    Media name/outletABC News
    CountryAustralia
    Date27/04/21
    DescriptionYourGround was designed by CrowdSpot in collaboration with Monash University’s XYX Lab. It’s a crowd-mapping website that enables women, girls and gender-diverse people to identify and share public recreational spaces that make them feel uneasy, scared, unwelcome or happy, safe and included. With this project, we hope to empower women, girls and gender-diverse people to call out safe and unsafe experiences and geographically identify spaces where they have good experiences and also where they have concerning experiences. The map unearths real stories of women, girls and gender-diverse people and makes them visible to people in positions of power – like those in local and state government – to advocate for change. In our previous projects people visited the website, with thousands dropping a pin on places they loved, avoided, felt safe or unsafe in.
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-27/women-urged-to-share-neighbourhood-safety-feelings/100095106
    PersonsNicole Kalms, Gene Bawden, Jess Berry, Gill Matthewson