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Safecity; Using technology to make public spaces safer for women.

Safecity is a platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces. This data which maybe anonymous, gets aggregated as hot spots on a map indicating trends at a local level. The idea is to make this data useful for individuals, local communities and local administration to identify factors that causes behaviour that leads to violence and work on strategies for solutions.

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Ushahidi Wins Shield in the Cloud Competition

We’re thrilled to announce that on February 28th, Ushahidi was a winner of the inaugural Shield in the Cloud Competition for innovative technologies combating corruption. The challenge was put on by C5, and supported by PeaceTech Lab, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and SAP NS2. A dinner to announce the awards was held at C5’s PeaceTech Accelerator located at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.

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Using technology effectively to fight corruption

Ushahidi has experience in building tools for anti corruption initiatives around the world. From Brazil to Morocco to Indonesia to Kosovo people are using Ushahidi to increase transparency and accountability in their communities. We not only understand how developments in technology and innovation mean that government and citizens can interact like never before, we live it.

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