Unfortunately, many women around the world still lack access to education, healthcare, capital and opportunities. First and foremost, we must empower them with safety.Safety should not be considered a luxury for women – it is a fundamental human right.
Educate a girl, and you not only change the trajectory of her life, but of her family and community.
Safety and Gender Equality
Technology for Safer Communities
The Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE is a $1 million global competition that challenges teams to leverage technology to empower communities with a transformative solution that ensures women’s safety. Armed with innovative safety nets, communities everywhere can rapidly respond to threats against any of its members, ensuring that help is always available when needed.
The winning team’s solution will autonomously and inconspicuously trigger an emergency alert while transmitting information to a network of community responders, all within 90 seconds. The winning technology will cost no more than US $40, to help ensure it is affordable.
We need to make the world safer for women. Safety is a fundamental human right and should not be considered a luxury for women. Yet, one in three women globally have faced sexual violence, and at least one in five women are assaulted on college campuses in the United States alone. Many nations do not have a universal emergency access number (like 9-1-1 in the United States) that victims can call to report a crime. Despite the universal need for women’s safety, basic emergency reporting and response networks, do not exist in much of the world.
Safety is a fundamental human right and should not be considered a luxury for women.
– Anu Jain, philanthropist and entrepreneur
Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, and safe, they transform their communities. When girls stand up for girls in need, they empower each other and transform our world. As the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, Girl Up engages girls to take action. Let by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is the hardest to be a girl.
Women Moving Millions