Despite social movements like TIMESUP and Metoo, street harassment is still a threat that disproportionately affects women, but innovations like the NINA app hope to make the reporting these occurrences more accessible to women.
The Brazil-based app was created in response to the alarming statistic that 86% of Brazilian women have experienced sexual harassment in public spaces. The crowd-sourced map collects data on public street harassment, and lists the locations where the harassment occurred. The intention of the app is to inform others of a potentially dangerous area, and to offer those who have experienced harassment an anonymous platform to safely express their concerns.
The app helps educate and warn women of dangerous areas, while offering more autonomy to those who have experienced harassment.
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