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 pilot studies, we noticed a lack of reporting culture in Goa.

SafeGoa is a platform created for Goa to collect and analyse data on sexual harassment as well as spread awareness on the issues of sexual violence and encourage reporting by using low tech methodologies like printed open maps.

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 incidences of sexual harassment, but also to create opportunities for meaningful interventions.

SafeGoa is a project under The Bachchao Project. For additional information about this effort please contact theteam@thebachchaoproject.org