Sekura, women's safety app, was created based on a personal experience of feeling afraid walking alone at night. Street harassment and the feeling of being unsafe in the streets limits women’s mobility and access to public spaces. Globally, at least 75 percent of women 18 years and older have experienced some form of sexual harassment; that’s at least 2 billion women of the 2.7 billion women who inhabit the earth.
Sekura is free, does not require registration and is very simple to use. Just download, start using, and if you like it - spread the word, so that girls, women worldwide can feel safer and empowered walking alone.
Our vision is to create a safer world, one in which women feel protected when walking outside. By downloading the app, you can mark dark streets, places to be avoided and help us create safer routes for women.
How does Sekura work?
Fake an incoming call
Make a loud siren sound
Call an emergency number
Send a pre-set message with your location to up to 3 contacts.
Mark when it's dark
Walking in a dark street? press the button and help us create safe maps.
We believe that by sharing our stories, each from her point of view, we have the power to make reality better by raising awareness to just how unsafe women can feel in public spaces.
Shany Levy / Tel Aviv, Israel
I live in south Tel Aviv and use to work at a bar at night. One night as I walked home, I saw someone at the corner of my eye, he looked at me and returned to hide behind a dark corner. At first I thought I was imagining but then I realized it was real. My heart pounded, I froze and felt anxious. I decided to take another turn, immediately called a friend and went home quickly. Only after I got home I realized. This situation catches me in moments when I'm not quite ready and the helplessness I feel in that moment can paralyze.
Sekura can increase awareness and Having the app can help respond immediately.
I think Sekura is a must in 2019, in Tel Aviv, in Israel and in general
Yael Rapoport / Tel Aviv Israel
My story is not a single story but a daily practice that I adopted for myself every evening on the way back home. It seemed natural to me to fake talking on the phone with my dad, that in reality was a manager of a factory but in my story ran a police station, and asked him as loudly as I could: "So what's up Dad? How many criminals did you catch today? Oh are you here? around the corner? Wait for me I will arrive right away! "
Today I think there is nothing normal about growing in constant anxiety for my safety, whether it was justified or not, and I hope that one day we will feel safe enough to walk and travel the world without checking every moment who is behind us.
Do you want to read more stories? Check out our Instagram account
Would you like to share with us your story?
We would love to hear it!
"This is honestly just the app I wanted, I have to walk to school everyday when it’s really dark outside and I just needed something to be able to feel safer.
Thank you so much, Sekura!"
"This app offers a solution to a real problem. Really simple to use, love it! Thank you for creating it."
"Wishing for a day when girls and women will walk in the streets with a sense of security."
Until then use Sekura.