New app encourages Indian women to share their rape stories

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Women's safety has gained traction and raised more brows than ever after Jyoti Singh was tragically gang raped in New Dehli in 2012.

As a result of the awful incident, Elsa D'Silva was inspired to create Safecity -- an app that allows women to share their stories of public harassment and abuse. The motivation for the creation of the app came from D'Silvas meeting with the founders of HarassMap in Sweden, a project that aims to use online technology to identify sexual harassment and assault in Egypt.

D'Silva hopes that the SafeCity app will help identify harassment hotspots to help women in Dehli. She also says that this data will be able to "hold institutions accountable."

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