HP Innovation Issue 18: Summer 2021 - Page 29

DESIGNERS ROSHE APP
WOMEN ’ S SAFETY
San José , Costa Rica
MISSION In Costa Rica , six of every 10 women have experienced sexual harassment in public places . Kevin Cordero and Fabiola Blanco have designed an app to help women get home safely . “ Our goal is to provide security ,” Blanco says . “ For each person who can feel safer , we will already be making the world a safer place — a place where we will no longer feel fear every time we leave home .”
GOAL Once it is launched , the Roshe app will include a panic button linked to emergency contacts , as well as a map of safe places , safe routes , and chances to check in along the way .
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“ WOMEN EXPERIENCE CLIMATE CHANGE WITH DISPROPORTIONATE SEVERITY BECAUSE OUR BASIC RIGHTS CONTINUE TO BE DENIED IN VARYING FORMS AROUND THE WORLD .”

— WANJIKU “ WAWA ” GATHERU
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