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Red Dot Foundation

Red Dot Foundation works at the intersection of gender, data and tech, urban design and community engagement. Our flagship programme is Safecity, 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.

Since the launch of the Safecity platform on 26 Dec 2012, we have collected over 22,000 stories from India and abroad and have directly reached over 750,000 people.

Our missions is to make cities safer by encouraging equal access to public and private spaces for everyone especially women, through the use of crowdsourced data, community engagement and institutional accountability.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Red Dot Foundation partner with

Germany

BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

The BMW Foundation inspires and supports people to work for the common good and for a society that is capable of meeting the challenges of the future. To this end, we engage in cross-sector collaborations with partners across the globe. Together, we search for innovative solutions in politics, business and society.Our work targets one group in particular: international leaders. As influential opinion makers with a wealth of experience, they can make an important contribution to a society based on solidarity. On the one hand, they can consider the social impact of their professional activities; on the other, they can leave their ‘silos’ behind and embrace a more civic-minded attitude. We help leaders to utilize their skills and networks in the form of pro-bono or philanthropic engagement, or to cooperate with civil-society organizations.We believe that interdisciplinary thinking and cross-sector cooperation is indispensable to understanding and solving the problems of our times. We therefore seek cooperations with a wide variety of institutions ‘ government departments, foundations, think tanks, and social actors ‘ in all areas of our work. These collaborations help us to recognize trends and innovative ideas more quickly and to further develop our activities thematically and methodologically. Through a growing number of new partnerships, we have been able to systematically expand our programs and more effectively advance our objectives, including at the political level. A special focus is on strong partner organizations abroad, who help our work take on an increasingly global reach. In 1959, Herbert Quandt secured BMW’s independence and thus laid the foundation for the successful development of the automobile company. To honor his entrepreneurial achievement, BMW AG in 1970 established our foundation.

Newly published report Protect | Empower | Transform: Tech Innovations Changing the World

The report, produced in partnership with Sifted, is a profound and constructive contribution to the general discussion of the impact of Tech for Good startups with motivating examples also from the startups of our RESPOND Accelerator Program supporting founders and entrepreneurs who are working towards a sustainable and just future in line with the UN ìs 2030 Agenda.

Download the report HERE.

On-going/Past projects

Red Dot: Safecity Platform to combat Gender-based Violence in India

By Red Dot Foundation

Red Dot Foundation has developed Safecity, a crowdmap platform in India for anonymous reporting of sexual and Gender-Based Violence (GBV), making it more visible by bridging the data gap that exists in official statistics.

Gender