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Share the story,

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Women all over the world are ready to break their silence and tell their stories. We're making sure they're heard.

 

How it works

Share your story

Your story matters and can help create a world free of gender-based violence.

Join the community

Be a part of a community who feel the time to end gender inequality is now.

Change the story

Your data will be used to help people in power understand and prevent gender inequality.

Join the crowd ending gender inequality.

We’ll keep you up to date with what we’re up to no more than once a month. Promise.

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FAQs

Can I use She’s A Crowd if I am in immediate danger? +

No. If you are in immediate danger please call 000. She’s A Crowd is unable to provide assistance in an emergency, so if your safety is at risk please contact emergency services on 000.

Why share your story? +

This can be an important step in processing your experience, or finding closure. We want to bring sexual violence out from the shadows and start talking about it - there is no shame in being a survivor. Your story will help us compile data about gender-based violence that we can pass on to people in power, so they can understand and prevent gender inequality.

Sharing my story has been triggering, what should I do? +

We are grateful and proud of every woman and person who shares their story through She's A Crowd. Your story is powerful and we can end gender-based violence using our collective voices. However, sharing can be retraumatizing and triggering.

You can:

Call 1800 RESPECT (an Australian National Helpline) or go to their website Reach Out.

Make sure to be gentle on yourself if you are feeling vulnerable or retraumatized. This was not your fault.

Why women?

When referring to women and girls, we refer to all women (trans, intersex and cis), all those who experience oppression as women (including non-binary and gender-non-confirming people) and all those who currently identify or identified as a woman at the time of data collection. Any person of any gender can share their story on the She's A Crowd platform.

It has been widely established that women’s interactions with public spaces are unique. Women’s fear of crime is a significant social problem that has been well-documented in research, as well as the underreporting of gendered violence due to fear, shame, or normalisation. Crowdsourced data gives women a new avenue to anonymously report experiences of harassment, assault, and perceptions of fear and safety in public spaces. In capturing this data we gain vital insight into the experiences of some of the most vulnerable people in our city, and are thus better able to design cities as safer, and more accessible and inclusive spaces for all.

Does She’s A Crowd replace existing services? +

No. She’s A Crowd is a platform for you to share your story in a meaningful way. It often acts as the starting point for you to seek help and feel less alone in your experiences. We recommend that if you are triggered by the experience of sharing your story, you contact 1800 RESPECT (national helpline), the Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 806 292 (Victoria only) or your local Centre Against Sexual Assault service.

Does She’s A Crowd replace existing reporting mechanisms? +

She’s A Crowd is an alternative to reporting mechanisms, not a replacement. We know lots of people do not want to report their experiences to the police, for varied and complex reasons. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want your story recorded somewhere, to help other women in the future. She’s A Crowd allows you to share your story of gender-based violence to help decision makers address the issue into the future, without you having to go through traditional reporting processes. Once you have shared on She’s A Crowd, you may feel like reporting it to the police or another authority (ie. Human resources at your workplace, or your university). We encourage you to do what feels right for you.

Who can use She’s A Crowd? +

Everyone can use She’s A Crowd. And all stories are completely anonymous. We are concerned mainly with violence that affects women and the LGBTIQ+ community, but we are open for everyone to share their stories.

Do I have to be a woman to share my story? +

Not at all. Let’s be honest. Gender is complex. And personal. We welcome stories from everyone of every gender. Our site is just skewed towards women in recognition that they are overrepresented as victims of sexual and gender-based violence. But we’re all a crowd. Everyone’s experience is valid and we’re not here to police that. Whether you have one gender, multiple or none, your story is valid and we want to hear it.

Does She’s A Crowd know who I am? +

No, we do not link your story with identifiable information about you. We will not email you, unless you give permission. You don’t even have to put your real name in. We want to make sure you can remain as anonymous as you like.

Does She’s A Crowd know who my perpetrator is? +

No, we do not wish to identify perpetrators by name. Please do not include the name, or any identifying information about your perpetrator. If necessary, use a fake name. If you do wish to report an incident in order to hold your perpetrator to account, please report this to the police or your workplace/university/school. We exist to help prevent gender-based violence, not as an avenue for seeking justice.

What happens to my data? +

She’s A Crowd collects data in order to inform decision makers about gender-based violence. This means your story will be used in conjunction with many other stories to help people in power understand when, where, how, to whom and by who gender-based violence occurs. Your story will always be kept anonymous.

Will She’s A Crowd be available in different languages? +

We are testing She’s A Crowd in English at the moment. Once we have tested the tool, we will be expanding our languages offered in order to ensure we are accessible for as many people as possible.

Where can I use She’s A Crowd from? +

You can use She’s A Crowd from anywhere in the world.

When can I use it? +

It’s available now to use. Please share your story, and then tell us what you thought of the experience. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

About the Founder

 

Zoë Condliffe is the CEO & Founder of She’s A Crowd, researcher, keynote speaker and gender activist. She is listed as one of the top 100 most influential, inspirational, creative and provocative people in Melbourne, is a Young Social Pioneer, SheStarts and Blackbox Alumni, and Woman of the Future Finalist. Read more…

 

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‘Melbourne startup She’s a Crowd has taken home the International Prize at the Melbourne Knowledge Week Open Innovation Competition, and will be taking its women’s safety data platform to Indonesia…took home the coveted International Prize, winning a trip to Bandung in Indonesia for a week-long program working with the Bandung Institute of Technology and the City of Bandung, to explore how the initiative could be implemented there.’

 
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She’s A Crowd Listed in Smart 30 Under 30 Second Year In a Row

‘Each year, SmartCompany compiles a list of entrepreneurial superstars who are 30 or younger, each who we think are the future of business in Australia. They’re innovative, they’re socially conscious, they’re smart as hell, and we’re confident it won’t be the last time you hear about them.’

 
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Kikki K: Beautiful. Fearless. Confident. Meet Zoe.

‘Because after years of carrying shame and sitting in silence, I realised that I was one of the privileged women who could actually afford to share my story. And when I began to share my story, something magical happened: other people started sharing theirs. I started working in girls’ rights and gender advocacy and have since heard thousands of stories from women all over the world. I am now a researcher looking at how the sharing of stories is fundamental to women’s movements.’

 
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Startup SODA: Shining A Light On Gender-Based Violence By Providing A Collective Voice To The Issue

‘The company uses crowdsourcing technology to harness the growing trend of social storytelling for data that will help people in power understand the complex issue of gender-based violence.
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Hub Australia: Making an Impact with Zoë Condliffe

‘She is one of Women Weekly’s Women of the Future (2018) and her company is listed as number seven on Smart Company’s Smart 30 list. Zoë was named one of the Top 100 most influential, creative and provocative people in Melbourne by The Age in 2011 for her work co-founding an NGO in Cambodia, and she then went on to gain a Masters in community cultural development and work in international development’

 
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MYOB: Mapping a New Road to Social Impact

‘…Condliffe told The Pulse, “If you were a university and you wanted a three-kilometre radius to cover your campus, you could select that and we could give you a data report from that area.”
The university could use the data to change the campus surroundings so they’re safer for women. Also, greater insights on the university’s gender-based violence could be provided instead of mapped-out sites where harassment incidents have occurred.’

 
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She Starts: Importance of Partnerships and Community

‘Zoë Condliffe is driving to Sydney for a big week at the Sales & Partnerships immersion at LinkedIn. She’s made the decision to quit her full time job to focus on her startup, and is now living in her van to give She’s A Crowd the best chance at success. As she stops to camp overnight in the Australian countryside, she reflects on the life experiences that brought her to this point…’

 
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She Starts: Why Your Story Matters

‘I could see that when I stood up in front of a room of people and was vulnerable enough to tell my story, that somehow, the shame in the room just withered and died before my eyes… I knew, when I told my story, that I was giving other people the strength to tell theirs. And I knew, when I told my story, that other people felt less alone, and that I did too.’

 
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Code Like A Girl: Zoe Condliffe Told Her Story, So You Can Too

‘I never thought I would become a startup founder, because I didn’t see any other young, van-living, birkenstock-wearing women doing that. In the same way, I never thought I would find myself in an abusive relationship because I hadn’t heard of any young, educated, confident, worldy, successful women experiencing that. But I am a startup founder, and I am a survivor of violence. I am proud of being both of these things: these are my stories.’

 
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Women’s Agenda: The Power of Data For Good

‘My own experiences of gender-based violence always left me feeling as if nobody understood what I had gone through because it didn’t align with the public narrative of violence against women. These things rarely do. I have dedicated my life to ensuring no one goes what I went through, but in order to do this, we have to work to help others understand the complex ways the problem presents itself and manifests in society…’

 
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She's A Crowd Listed Number 7 on the Smart 30 List

2018’s SmartCompany Smart 30 Under 30 list celebrates young Australian entrepreneurs who are changing the very notion of what it means to build successful businesses in Australia today.

Previously called the Hot 30 Under 30, the annual Smart 30 Under 30 list showcases some of the country’s brightest business operators who have achieved incredible feats in the past 12 months, and who are making serious waves in their respective industries

 
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Women’s Agenda: I started a company from my van, and now it’s in a documentary

When women share our stories of gender-based violence and sexual assault, we too become extremely vulnerable. This is because we are often not taken seriously. This is because we have often had experiences that led us to mistrust the world. This is because, for many women, our ethnicity, age, ability, sexuality, gender identity, occupation or previous behaviour means that we will be blamed for the incident, rather than believed.

I love She’s A Crowd because I don’t have to shout my anger anymore. Now I have a platform that I can use 24/7. Everytime I post my words on social media, I receive judgement. Now I can share my story anonymously and get it off my chest.

Hasna, 23, Indonesia