FREE TO BE
Free to Be is a crowd-mapping tool developed in collaboration with CrowdSpot, Monash University’s XYX Lab and, crucially, young women. Following a pilot in Melbourne in 2016, we rolled out an improved version to five cities. In 2018, Free to Be enabled young women in Sydney, Delhi, Kampala, Lima and Madrid to identify and share public spaces that make them feel uneasy, scared or happy and safe. It has empowered young women in these cities to call out unsafe experiences and geographically identify spaces where change needs to occur.