Ending gendered-based violence and letting people tell their truth is what She’s A Crowd does
She’s a Crowd helps dissolve the barriers for survivors in sharing their experiences and uses their stories to end gendered-based violence in Australia and beyond. They bring survivors together and have created a community where people from around the world have shared their stories/have the ability to share their stories.
Zoe Condliffe is a data activist, gender advocate, researcher, and Founder + CEO of She’s a Crowd. This website was founded in 2016 by her; since then, they have gained over 1000 stories and are still going. The vision they created was “counteracting violence through data collection. People all over the world are sharing their stories with She’s A Crowd. These stories are helping us close the data gap and making society safer”.
Alyssa Fraser is the campaigns and marketing officer at She’s A Crowd, and she said: “Survivors worldwide will be able to report their stories safely and receive help and recovery. The organisation will then be able to extend this to society by sharing data with the authorities who can access this data, ultimately reducing gender-based violence and encouraging positive change”.
They focus on multiple key values: survivors come first, safety and privacy, diverse perspectives, courage, learning, collective action, justice, and imagination. Those values define She's A Crowd, and they hold these values dear to their hearts. She’s A Crowd puts the survivors first, and these values make up the one aim they focus on: preventing gendered-based violence and stopping harassment.
The website itself gathers stories worldwide, and survivors share their stories anonymously. A button on their website gives the option to share the story and is a 10-step process. Those sharing have an option on whether they would like to share where it happened, and it is all multiple choice until the very end of the process. Survivors giving detail about their experiences gives She’s A Crowd the option to provide any help if they need it from external sources.
They work closely with all the state governments in Australia as well as transit authorities/local governments However, their recent Crowdfunding campaign has allowed for a possible expansion of the campaign. Alyssa is planning to move back to Scotland next year, and she will be working for She’s A Crowd from home and building a British Office. They plan to use the funding to establish offices in countries with the most data and work closely with authorities to reduce gendered-based violence in more countries than just Australia.
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