This project stems from the horrific murders of Sabina Nessa and Sarah Everard in London in September and March of this year. Both women were walking home. My sister lives alone in London and is a prisoner in her own home after dark. If she goes out at night she has to take a taxi home. If she takes a tube she has to take a taxi from the tube station. Reclaim the streets marches and vigils for the poor women who have died do not make the streets safe. It's too late.
My sister has a wonderful social life. She has many friends and she works in Central London. Most of her friends are gay men.
She has asked me to design an app that just like Grndr, allows women to find women in their vicinity, whose identities have been verified to walk with if they wish or they feel unsafe.
Having researched this, there are existing apps that can direct women to 'guardians' but the take up numbers are simply too small.
We need every woman across the globe to subscribe to this app. To let other women (and men) know that they are not alone. They have a global sisterhood that allows them to walk home safely.
The money raised from this fund will be used to employ a team to launch and market this app.