What is Safe Goa Initiative ?

Visitors and localites alike have acknowledged experiencing sexual harassment in Goa, including our very own team members. However, the same is not reflected in either formal, i.e. with the police, or informal reporting. Through conversations and studies, we noticed a lack of reporting culture in Goa.

SafeGoa is a effort to study the safety of women in public spaces and to advocate on the issues of safety in public spaces. We do this study by encouraging reporting by using relevant alternative technology methodologies like printed open maps and by partnering with local communities and organisations to advocate for changes

Our team consists of both Goans and Non- Goans, coming together to make Goa a safer place for all. We believe that crowd sourced data has the potential to be used, not only to gain a better understanding of safety in public spaces, but also to create opportunities for meaningful interventions.

Our Goals

  • To encourage and enable reporting of harassment in Goa and to sustain a conversation around it
    This project aims at changing the culture of reporting through its activities. It also aims at starting conversation overcoming the stigma associated with it
  • To support interventions based on contextual studies
    Goa has a mixed population of native population and a large floating population. Conducting systematic studies on the factors and scale of harassment would help in co-creating the relevant solutions.
  • To engage communities to create sustainable solutions against harassment
    The collected data would provide us an understanding on the problems that a particular space is facing and the best solutions to any problems involve a local community participation.
  • Developing low tech methodologies to make it more accessible.

How can you help ?

REPORT ONLINE

You can also report online here

HOST A MAP

If you own or have access to a public space and would love to help. Please get in touch with us at theteam@thebachchaoproject.org to host a map in your city.

Partners

This is an effort by
The Bachchao Project

Other Parnters :

Safecity
Art of Hosting Goa