Technology for Safer Communities

The Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE is a $1 million global competition that challenges teams to leverage technology to empower communities with a transformative solution that ensures women’s safety. Armed with innovative safety nets, communities everywhere can rapidly respond to threats against any of its members, ensuring that help is always available when needed.

The winning team’s solution will autonomously and inconspicuously trigger an emergency alert while transmitting information to a network of community responders, all within 90 seconds and at an annual cost of $40 or less.



Find out more about the competition and how to get involved

  • One in three women globally have faced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
  • In New Delhi, 92% of women experienced some form of sexual violence in public spaces in their lifetime.
  • Almost four billion people across the globe lack access to centralized emergency response systems.

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Media Mentions

November 21, 2016
XPRIZE, an organization that calls itself an ‘innovation engine’, believes that “solutions can come from anyone, anywhere” and that “some of the greatest minds remain untapped”.
November 17, 2016
XPRIZE, the non-profit group which creates global competitions to solve some of the world's most pressing problems using technology, recently launched two XPRIZEs in India.
November 8, 2016
"We need to put the responsibility of safety back on to the community. Now we blame the individual for being out late at night or getting on the wrong bus but thousands of years ago we looked out for one another."

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