The Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE challenges teams to leverage technology to keep women and communities safe.
The winning team’s solution will autonomously and inconspicuously trigger an emergency alert and transmit information to a network of community responders, all within 90 seconds and at an annual cost of US $40 or less.
Teams will compete for a total prize purse of $1 million.
Create a profile and register a team today to help make this future possible.
To compete in the Women’s Safety XPRIZE, you must be a fully registered team. To complete your registration, you must:
- Create a Team profile by visiting our registration form
- Complete the Registration Process; and
- Pay the registration fee*
*Registration fees are required as a simple qualifier to ensure competitors will be able to obtain the appropriate resources to fully compete in the competition. All fees collected are used to support teams and competition operational costs which consists of testing, team focused events, media and prize impact development.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize purse of $1 million.
All prize purses are denominated and will be awarded in United States dollars (USD).
THE NEED FOR THE PRIZE
Our safety from physical, social and emotional harm is a fundamental human right. However, one in three women globally have faced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Recent social measures and technological advances have failed to keep us safe.
We believe that if a society can help keep women safe, everyone will be safer - including vulnerable populations like children and elders.
In New Delhi, a study conducted in 2012 reveals that 92% of women experienced some form of sexual violence in public spaces in their lifetime, according to the United Nations.
Many nations do not have a universal emergency access number (like 9-1-1 in the United States) that victims can call to report a crime. Despite the universal need for women’s safety, basic emergency reporting and response networks, do not exist in much of the world.We imagine a future where communities empowered by technology will guarantee the safety of each member, shifting the onus of safety from the individual back to the collective, making us all responsible for a safer world.