39 People Across India Took A Pledge To Keep Their Cities Safe From Crimes Against Women
"We pledge that we will never give up the struggle for women's rights."
"It is based on the simple premise that each and every person has both the ability and the power to build a safe space," explained Blank Noise Founder Jasmeen Patheja (pictured above) in an email to BuzzFeed.
Safe City Pledge aims at bringing brings Indian citizens of a wide range of backgrounds to identify their specific role towards tackling violence against women, and towards building safe spaces.
Safe City Pledge was initiated in December 2012 by Blank Noise in India, in the midst of public anger, protests and outrage after the gang rape in New Delhi that same month. On January 1, 2013, individuals from different walks of life and organisations across 12 cities in India mobilised fellow citizens to take the Safe City Pledge. Since then #SafeCityPledge has built tweetathons, and facilitated workshops in schools, colleges and work environments. All of Safe City Pledge campaign has been built on volunteer commitment.