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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. The winning technology will cost no more than US $40, to help ensure it is affordable.

Safety is a fundamental human right and should not be considered a luxury for women.
- Anu Jain, philanthropist and entrepreneur

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BUILDING A SAFE FUTURE TAKES EVERYONE

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.

PRIZE PROGRESS

October 2016
Prize Launch & Registration Opens
December 2016
Revised Competition Guidelines Released
April 28, 2017
Registration Deadline
May 2017
Online Team Conference
September 2017
Qualification Round Submission Deadline
October 2017
25 Teams for Final Testing Announced
March 2018
Video Submission Deadline
April 2018
Prototype Submission Deadline
April 2018
Team Summit & Final Testing
June 2018
Grand Prize Winner Announced

Media Mentions

November 15, 2017
XPRIZE likes to partner up to create specific challenges aimed at getting small companies to create products that can help solve humanity's goals. One of these challenges is the $1 million Anu and Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE, and today it announced the 21 entrants into the competition.
November 15, 2017
Rewarding innovation is the cornerstone of our economy. Fortunately XPRIZE, the non-profit organization launching public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity, has set up a system to do just that.
May 17, 2017
The women's safety prize was born out of XPRIZE board of trustees members and philanthropists Anu and Naveen Jain’s desire to do something about the issue.

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