For many women, catcalling and street harassment are an ugly part of daily life.
Often these incidences also go unreported in Australia, leaving policy makers and the public in the dark about the pervasiveness of public harassment.
Free To Be is an online tool made to counter this. Created by children’s charity Plan International and mapping company Crowdspot, it’s designed for women to report where they have felt unsafe, as well as locations where they comfortable.
The development of the tool follows a survey by Plan International, polling women between the ages of 15 to 19, which saw a third of young women report they felt unsafe going out at night. Read more…