It includes facts and personal stories; information on how you can support someone you know dealing with harassment; and important resources and organizations.
Not Your Baby’s content is based on ideas and experiences shared by 238 people who responded to a survey on the issues. It won’t have all the answers, but it can help you get a real understanding of how others have responded and how they found support.
If you have your own ideas and experiences to share, Not Your Baby gives you the chance. It’s interactive and grows as people use and contribute to it!
Not Your Baby is a project of METRAC (the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children), a community-based charity based in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) that prevents violence against diverse women and youth. The app has been designed in partnership with TAKE ACTION Games (Sean Brousseau, Lead Programmer; Ala' Diab, Experience Designer; producers/directors Huy Truong, Susana Ruiz and Ashley York).
We thank all survey respondents and project partners: Hollaback!; Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto; and Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children.
Funding for Not Your Baby was provided by the Gift of Gertrude Milrod Gotlib.
Thanks to Nathan Willar for creating some images used in this app. Other images are used from The Noun Project.
1. Report To Police - A feature that utilizes your phone's GPS to locate the State College police station, directions to the station, and provides our local police station's contact information.
2. Safe Refuge - Your phone's GPS pinpoints the local women's shelter, provides directions to get there, and offers ways to communicate with them for help.
1. Document What Happened - Share your story of street harassment to add to the research being conducted to learn who is affected by this public form of sexual harassment.
2. A Facebook Group
3. Twitter feed
4. Links to Get Involved - Help to eradicate this prevalent type of harassment, learn ways to respond to harassment incidents, and get informed on laws that protect your right to feel safe.
This app was designed by a PhD student in Art Education and Women's Studies who works, lives, and researches at the Pennsylvania State University at University Park.