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    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."

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    Action Hero Jasmeen Patheja (Blank Noise Founder) - Goa

    Safe City Pledge, a campaign started by Blank Noise, asks citizens and individuals to step outside blame and take ownership for sexual violence.

    "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.

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    Action Hero Tani - Kolkata

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    Mumbai

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    Action Hero Nishtha - Delhi

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    Action Hero Dana - Kolkata

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    "I promise that I will use the word 'Rape' and other words of sexual violence very seriously in my language," Action Hero Siddharth - Delhi

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    Action Hero Rupam - Kolkata

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    Mumbai

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    Action Hero Ritika - Bangalore

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    Action Hero Richa - Delhi

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    "The threat of facing a group of guys on Holi called for engaging with the group to take a Safe City Pledge instead of avoiding them." - Kolkata

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    "I have been driving taxis for about 24 years now. I will protect lady passengers who take my cab after 9 pm. And will ensure that the doors are locked from start to finish. I won't stop the car mid route" - Kolkata

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    Kolkata

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    South Hall Black Sisters - London

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    Action Hero Sherya Doundial - Delhi

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    Action Hero Shabana Azmi - Mumbai

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    Action Hero Abhishek - Delhi

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    Action Hero Yamini - Delhi

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    Action Hero Saumyaa - Delhi

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    Delhi

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    Action Hero Rhea - Bangalore

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    Delhi

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    Delhi

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    Action Hero Arindam - Kolkata

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    Delhi

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    "In the future I want to to help people with the problems they're facing, the way I helped myself and other girls to continue with our education despite facing various challenges. I will help women who are facing gender differentiation, eve-teasing, rape, etc with all my heart," Action Hero Rinky - Rajasthan

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    Chandigarh

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    Action Hero Mc Leodganj, Tibetan Women's Association

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    Action Hero Pranav - Mumbai

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    Action Hero Swati - Delhi

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    Action Hero Jatan - Kolkata

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    Delhi

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    Delhi

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    Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh - Mumbai

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    Action Hero Anu - Mumbai

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    Delhi

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    Kolkata

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    Delhi

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    "I pledge to take the general train compartment, not the 'ladies only'. I would like for the entire city to be made safe instead."

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    CNN Journalist Fatima Karan - Delhi

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