The NINA app maps instances of sexual harassment in public spaces like trains and buses to address gender-based discrimination throughout Brazil

Young feminist and activist Simony César, from the northeastern state of Pernambuco in Brazil, created the project NINA two years ago to fight back against the rising accounts of violence against women in her country. A 2016 survey conducted by YouGov found that 86% of Brazilian women had experienced harassment in public spaces. Now César has released an app that collects data in real time, mapping locations where cases of harassment have occurred. In keeping with the theme, the launch and testing of the app took place on public transport and acquired 76,000 users per day.

The project is gaining traction and has been shared to Red Bull Amaphiko, a collaborative online platform for social entrepreneurs with a collective goal to create positive change in their communities. NINA is a prime example of a local cause reaching worldwide status, as the problem of female violence, as well as gender equality issues continue to evolve across the globe.

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Young feminist and activist Simony César, from the northeastern state of Pernambuco in Brazil, created the project NINA two years ago to fight back against the rising accounts of violence against women in her country. A 2016 survey conducted by YouGov found that 86% of Brazilian women had experienced harassment in public spaces. Now César has released an app that collects data in real time, mapping locations where cases of harassment have occurred. In keeping with the theme, the launch and testing of the app took place on public transport and acquired 76,000 users per day.