'Free to Be' is an Online Map for Women to Report Harassment

By: Joey Haar - Dec 9, 2016
References: freetobe.crowdspot.au & mashable
'Free to Be' is a project designed to give women a resource for reporting harassment, with the ultimate hope that law enforcement agencies will better be able to track and address harassment in the future. The project is a joint effort by children's charity Plan International (the company behind the 'Because I am a Girl' foundation) and mapping company Crowdspot.

The app, which is set up for the metro area of Melbourne, is an online map that can be contributed to by anyone. The idea is for women to mark areas around Melbourne where they feel unsafe and areas where they feel comfortable. These get marked on the map as 'Happy Spots' or 'Sad Spots.' Users can also leave comments about why that particular spot is safe or unsafe.