This month we’re raising money for Women’s Aid as well as raising awareness about women’s safety. Sadly, many women feel unsafe walking around alone, especially at night under the cover of darkness. The recent murder of Sarah Everard sparked conversations about women’s safety on the streets, and it’s more important than ever that we stay vigilant.
The Text Me When You Get Home Collection
At Skinnydip London, we have designed four new products to raise awareness for women’s safety with 100% of launch day proceeds going directly to the Women’s Aid charity! The new shock cases and comfortable hoodies feature quotes women share with each other about keeping safe: ‘send me your live location’ and ‘text me when you get home’.
Tips to stay safe on the streets
Many of us can’t avoid walking home alone at night, but luckily there are apps and services out there that can help us women feel safer when we do so. Strut Safe is a hotline run completely by volunteers that allows you to speak to someone while you’re walking home alone, and they can even dispatch someone to walk you home if needed. Life360 is also a great app that allows you to share your location with your most trusted contacts, so they’ll know where you are whenever you want them to.
We always recommend you walk with someone if it’s dark and you feel unsafe, but in the event that you can’t we have some tips for you:
- Try walking in public places where there are likely to be witnesses. Avoid walking in isolated areas like dark alleyways as this could put you at risk.
- If you wear headphones, avoid blasting them too loud as this may make you less aware of your surroundings and therefore more vulnerable.
- Use one of the services mentioned above or call a friend or family member to talk to on your way home. In the event that there is no one available, there are many handy videos online that can act as a fake video or phone call to deter any predators.
About Women’s Aid
Women’s Aid is a charity raising awareness for domestic abuse against women and children with the goal of putting an end to it once and for all. It’s important that women know they are not alone, so Women’s Aid aims to create a safe community for survivors of domestic violence. Look at the official Women’s Aid website to see how you can get involved with the cause!