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Empowering Women: How Safety Apps are Helping to Create a Safer Environment at the Paris Games

The Paris Games are just around the corner, and with it comes an increased risk of inappropriate behavior and violence against women. In order to ensure a safer environment for visitors and locals during the events, several safety apps are working closely with law enforcement and public institutions.

One such app is The Sorority, created in 2020 for an exclusively female audience. It allows users to alert the 50 closest people with their GPS position in case they feel unsafe. Other women in the area receive a notification and can offer help, contact the person in distress, or notify the police if necessary. This app has already helped many women like Maja and Emma find reassurance in dangerous situations, with over 90,000 verified users.

Another app, Come, also provides safe places for people to seek refuge in case of danger. This initiative has been especially helpful for women who fear walking alone at night, as highlighted in a report by the Higher Council for Equality between Men and Women in France. With a focus on training volunteers and raising awareness about such issues, Come is working closely with the Olympic Games Organization Committee (COJO) to create a safer environment during the events.

Overall, these safety apps play an important role in providing support and protection to women in vulnerable situations. By empowering individuals to seek help and creating networks of safe places, they contribute to a safer and more inclusive community for everyone during large-scale events like the Olympic Games.

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