A NEW digital map is allowing "Sydney women" to log where they have been harassed and abused around Sydney as a warning to others. The most dangerous spots for women in Sydney.
Free to Be Source: A NEW interactive map being rolled out across Sydney is encouraging women to log incidences Sydney women harassment in order to identify some of the most dangerous spots around the city. Other people can then see this pin and read about the experience this person had.
The digital mapping tool is an initiative of Plan International Australia in partnership with Crowdspot and Monash University, and after a successful trial run in Melbourneit is now being introduced to Sydney. Despite being only recently rolled out, close to 80 people have already shared their personal experiences, good and bad, in places around Sydney, with the majority of pins being dropped in
Sydney women inner-city suburbs.
Women can pinpoint the spots where they feel unsafe around the city. In the same area another person wrote: Very dirty and scary place, especially at night.
Dozens of other women have posted about being groped on the train and in the street, being followed even had men attempt to force them into a hotel room. Sydney women International Australia surveyed young women across Sydney agedrevealing that 90 per cent of respondents feel unsafe on the city streets at night.
The vast majority of women surveyed said they feel unsafe walking alone in Sydney at night.
They also found that nearly half of respondents felt uncomfortable taking public transport alone during the day, with that figure jumping to
Sydney women per cent after dark. Half of those surveyed said they had experienced street harassment and 57 per cent had cancelled plans to go out because of safety concerns.
The findings of the Sydney survey will be shared with local authorities and businesses in the hope that changes will be made to the areas that Sydney women feel the most threatened. Log in No account? Sign up Log out news.
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