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SafetiPin Tweetathon - Building Gender Inclusive Cities

Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
By Rashee Mehra
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The SafetiPin team hosted a Tweetathon on Building Gender Inclusive Cities. The session was held on the 9th of September, 2014 at 16:00 IST. The session saw tweets from organisations, activists, news and media outlets, academicians and netizens from across the cyber world. Safetipin used its Twitter handle to moderate the discussion that sought the views and suggestions on questions like what is your idea of a gender inclusive city? Why is your city not gender inclusive? Who is accountable for gender inclusive cities? What can we do to make our cities safer for women? And finally we sought creative ideas to educate and promote gender inclusive cities? All tweets carried the hash tag CitiesForWomen. By the end of the hour long session our # was trending on Twitter indicating high usage and conversation on the subject.

A few snapshots from the Tweetathon are captured below -

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The convergence of ideas on building safer cities on social media created a space for people from diverse backgrounds to share their opinions and be heard. Our Co-Founders Dr. Kalpana Viswanath and Ashish Basu shared their views on how to enhance women’s safety in the city, our friends from Jagori tweeted suggestions on reclaiming spaces that are scary by painting them. Our partners SafeCity talked about mobility without fear. Sanya Seth gave suggestions to restaurants, asking them to audit their area so that their customers can enjoy a safe environment.

Overall the discussions were lively and enriching and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We would like to thank the participating organisations – Safecity, Jagori, Breakthrough, Youth Ki Awaaz, FAT, Hero Project and Stop Street Harassment. We are looking forward to our Blogathon next month. For more exciting conversations on safety in your city follow us on –

Twitter – @safetipinDOTcom

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/safetipin

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