Increasing the security of women in public spaces
- Location: Worldwide
- Year: Since 2016
- Initiator: The organisation Plan International Australia – Leading Girls Rights Charity in collaboration with CrowdSpot, Monash University’s XYX Lab and young women
Providing a tool to map fear causing places for women and thus also bringing benefit to a safer use of public transport.
The organisation Plan International Australia – Leading Girls Rights Charity  in collaboration with CrowdSpot, Monash University’s XYX Lab and, crucially, young women, are developing a mapping tool named Free to Be. The initiative started with a pilot in Melbourne in 2016. In 2018 an improved version was rolled out to five cities: Sydney, Delhi, Kampala, Lima and Madrid. The tool is a crowdsourcing initiative which shall help to identify public spaces that make women feel scared/insecure or safe. By using the tool young women can report their experiences and geographically identify spaces where change needs to occur. 
Within a few months, by the end of 2018, almost 21,000 entries were made by users. The majority of these marked unsafe places. Most entries were made in Delhi. Under the following link a very descriptive evaluation of the project can be found .
 Plan International Australia – Leading Girls Rights Charity https://www.plan.org.au/
 Free To Be Project
 Unsafe in the city – Project Report https://www.plan.org.au/-/media/plan/images/unsafe-city/reports/unsafe-in-the-city-full.pdf?la=en&hash=53997CB2224BB61FF2AC0FC9BE8DED97D634364C