Drama and Solution!
by Vanessa Ex on November 2, 2013 - 11:54pm
An important social issue is approached in the Article of BBC News about women security. In India, rapes were current and brought huge protest during recent months. Surya Velamuri, Else Disilva, Saloni Malhotra and Aditya are four professionals who created the website providing a "crowd-sourced" map of sexual harassment, demonstrating safe and unsafe across Indian cities. This website is an interactive map allowing participation of women in the entire world of the most unsafe places across Indian cities. Since the existence of this website, it received approximately 1000 reports of sexual abuse. The majority of them come from the capital, Delhi. Sexual assault of women happens every three minutes according to the government's National Crime Records Bureau estimates that a woman is raped every 20 minutes. This study was based only on the ones which been reported to the police officer. The ultimate goal of this project is to inform the women as well as the police of the degree of danger in certain places to provide a better security. Women living sexual harassments are welcome to share where it happened in an anonymous way. Thus, Indian women feel more comfortable to participate to this project. Unfortunately, only 130 million Indian can have access to internet on a total of 1.2 billion of people.
Personally, I think this article is interesting because it shows an initiative demonstrating the mobilization of person having the will to change the world. Often, we heard bad news and no solutions. But in this case it is different; a solution is proposed. It encourages us to do something in their own community and discourage indifference toward social issues surrounding us.