Event: Small Steps for Safety in Mumbai
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Mumbai stands at a crossroads. On one hand, we believe that it’s one of the safest cities to live and work in India. On the other hand, we are far too aware that there are limits to our safety – through the news and through personal experiences, we learn that we can not be complacently comfortable walking the streets of our city.
In a city of millions, we know that the police can not be everywhere at all times. But we recently had a revelation – there is a special force that is patrolling the city every moment of the day and night, in every neighborhood, intervening, discussing, educating, fighting back, and shouting out loud when they see anything.
It is us — the bystander. And it’s easier than you think.
Badal Ja! wanted to find out what small steps we could all take to make Mumbai safer—so we hit the streets to discover what YOU think we can each do to make Mumbai safer.
Hear what Mumbaikars are saying about safety in the city.
Tell us what small steps you have taken to keep your neighborhood safe—tweet with #smallsteps, share photos, email us, whatever works best for you!
WALK WITH US:
Can you imagine one day walking out of your house at 3:00am, with not a care in the world? What about passing a group of men after dark and not hurrying your steps? It’s possible – if we all take small steps for safety. Join us on our Small Steps for Safety walk at 10pm on June 12th and help us reclaim the streets — RSVP here.
Badal ja, Mumbai!