The Amplify Challenge on Women’s Safety announced five project teams who will receive seed funding and design support from IDEO.org. The program was conceived in collaboration with OpenIDEO and UK Department for International Development with the goal to bring a more human-centered approach to aid for people living in extreme poverty. Over the next 12 to 18 months, IDEO.org will work with the individuals and organizations from the five funded projects directly to support their efforts to launch, iterate on and refine their pilots.
A Pop-Up Learning Center in Mumbai’s Red-Light District
Creating a safe space in Mumbai’s red-light district – one of the city’s most marginalized communities – where girls learn life skills and become agents of social change.
Life Skills Camp for Girls During School Holiday Breaks
A series of structured life-skills camps held during school holiday breaks in Uganda that help girls avoid exploitation, build self-confidence, and explore their dreams for the future.
Engaging Men in Urban Slums in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence
A peer-to-peer education campaign to encourage men and boys in Kenya about preventing gender-based violence. The curriculum will be delivered through soccer clubs and other existing community initiatives.
“Community Concierge” Program
Working together with an organization in Nepal, this project seeks to identify and train female leaders, who in turn provide information and guidance to other women in their community.
Kidogo: Child Care Franchises in Urban Slums
A ‘business-in-a-box’ that helps women in Kenya launch their own in-home childcare business – providing a safe space for children in the community and steady employment for young mothers.
Click here to read more about all five Amplify funded ideas, online at OpenIDEO.com.