The Nina App is a smartphone application created by a citizen of Fortaleza as a mechanism to report sexual harassment in public transport.
Problems and Purpose
The Nina App's developer worked with the municipality of Fortaleza in order to offer a complaint system both for victims and witnesses to report sexual harassment on public transport in the Brazilian city.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The Municipality of Fortaleza collaborated with the developer to incorporate Nina into the city's official transportation app.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
When someone reports that they are suffering or witnessing harassment, the security cameras of the bus in which the person is located automatically record and send the images to the Civil Police to allow the identification of the attacker.
The app also offers information about the premises of the nearest Brazilian Women's House so that the victim can formalize their report. In addition, the application helps to generate previously non-existent data about harassment situations in public transport, which is sent to the local government with the aim of impacting on prevention planning and intervention measures in the mid- and long-term.