Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Warning women (WW app)
Explain your idea in details:
According "The Invisible Victims" published by CEAV, in Mexico, in 2017, 16,331 women reported sexual crimes against them. Furthermore Amnesty International, based on INEGI data published that 6 of each 10 women are victims of violence in work, school, or family space. All this without counting the 93.2% of the cases that are not reported. That is why, with the creation of the Warning Woman app, our principal objective is to bring women a free tool to give them the opportunity to ask for help, inform themselves and share their experiences in a safe way. The app will include many functions, for example, the possibility of sending a help signal in danger situations, either in the app or using linked bracelets to do it faster. This signal will be received by the community of users close to the person who will have the possibility to give some help. At the same time, users will be able to create their own group with the people they choose to get the signal. We also will include a forum where there will be information related to the topic of gender violence, tips and methods to prevent it, so the users will be able to share their experiences and create an emphatic atmosphere with the others. There will be a Q&A section where people specialized in the topic (in this case they might be psychology students doing their practices) will answer the questions. Another section will include a map that shows the closest places or businesses around you where you can go for shelter and help. Finally, we will include an anonymous reporting section where you can do it safely from your device. All this with the objective that women can go out without feeling afraid , and our families can be relaxed and and know that we are ok.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
It is time to give the chance to women to feel able to fight against the injustice and insecurity that we live every day, that is why the WW app is aimed at two of the sustainable objectives, which are Goal 5: Gender Equality, and Goal 16: Peace,, Justice and Strong Institutions. The first one is based on the notorious differences that still exist between men and women, especially vulnerability due to violence outside, since often they are not heard, or they are victims of impunity. The WW app is an opportunity for all women to give them a means to feel heard and safe. We focus on the second goal for the purpose of reducing the number of victims of the difficult situation we live in due to violence, and creating a model to encourage new projects with the same objectives. Also, we have the goal of creating a more united society, more disposed to protecting each other, and showing that fighting against these attempts is possible. The objective in the short term is to get the support of professionals through the presentation of the entire project. We will measure the success by the number of users, organizations and companies that enter into this and give us their backing to keep growing the project and extend it to a larger space. At the same time we will be open to any possibility of working with teenagers that are ready to make a change.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
WW app Will be created with the support of mechatronics students of Mixteca University who have the value of helping people, as well, they offer their support in situations with nonprofit associations like EnActus. Furthermore, we have the backing of an Irish man who is web designer and programmer, he has the lead to help us to offer security for women in the streets, and we are taking courses too. Long term we plan to reach the sustainability by economic support of any type of organization, also we hope that with the approval of the idea, the government could offer its help. We want to create a campaign and do a collection in the streets or fundraise in any solidary activity.
We are two students of high school with leadership formation trough different courses and activities. Step by step we are sharpening our senses about the problems that our society is passing by. We also share the idea that improving the world is possible. Both of us are Mexican and we love our country, that is why we are worried about it, if we want to make a change we have to begin with what is around us, so we specially focused on the gender inequality that we can see every day just in front of us, women are repressed, silenced and even murdered because of had been born women. However, we believe in the opportunity of making a change, boosting a new society based in gender parity and equality in opportunities just for the fact that we are humans.