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Women and girls have a new online tool aimed at helping them avoid areas in Sydney where they might feel unsafe or threatened.
It's called theand it was launched today to cover Sydney, New Delhi, Kampala, Lima, and Madrid.
The tool allows users to drop a pin anonymously on areas where they have experienced harassment or threats, or just don't feel safe. It's already filling up:
The detail on the "bad" pins can range from cat-calling and uncomfortable stares to outright violence:
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Some pins simply warn people away from areas which make them feel unsafe:
But there is also the option to drop "good" pins on areas in which they feel safe, due to factors such as police presence, good lighting and constant activity:
A survey conducted by NGO Plan International, which helped develop the tool, found 90
"At the moment there's no mechanism for reporting any kind of harassment that doesn't seem like the most severe, most extreme sort of that," Plan's head of advocacy,.
"That's what's making it invisible."
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