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Driving change for women’s safety

Sexual assault and gender-based violence don’t belong anywhere in our communities. Which is why Uber is committed to help stop incidents before they happen—by partnering with and learning from women's safety groups, building tools and policies, promoting awareness, and empowering our community of users.

Safety features and education

We provide drivers and riders with prevention information and educational materials through our Community Guidelines. They can also find safety tips and features, such as the emergency assistance button, in the app's Safety Center.


24/7 support

If anything happens, 24/7 support is available in the app from a specialized team of Uber agents who are trained to handle sensitive reports.

Transparency

Victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment—whether riders, drivers, or employees—are free to bring individual claims in court and share the facts of those claims. Learn more about how we no longer require mandatory arbitration.

Women’s safety pledge

We committed to a multi-year, multi-million dollar campaign to partner with leading sexual assault and domestic violence partners around the world. See the groups that we’ve funded in the section below.

Classifying incidents

We partnered with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Urban Institute to create a taxonomy to categorize and count sexual misconduct and sexual assault incidents, which we’ve shared with other companies that have women’s safety initiatives. Learn more here.

Always improving

Law enforcement and 100+ women’s safety and advocacy organizations help develop our processes and technology. In the US, we host meetups with travel and transportation executives to brainstorm ways to create meaningful change.

Safe and respectful experiences

Our Community Guidelines prohibit sexual assault and sexual misconduct of any kind while using Uber.

Personal safety tips

All of us have a role to play in looking out for one another. Learn from NO MORE about how to recognize the cues that could lead to an unsafe situation.

Meet some of our local partners

  • YWCA Canada

    YWCA Canada is Canada’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization, and next year approaches its 150th anniversary. YWCA Canada has 32 member associations across 9 provinces and 2 territories. Annually, YWCAs invest over $230 million to support 330,000 women and girls, in 300 communities across Canada. YWCA Canada influences public policy, develops resources and champions initiatives to create systemic change and shift the needle forward on ending gender-based violence.

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  • Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WomanACT)

    WomanACT is a policy development and planning body for preventing and responding to gender-based violence. Their work is focussed on creating systemic change through around coordination, education, policy and community mobilization. WomanACT has 27 years of experience in convening leaders, policy makers, anti-violence organizations, communities and women with lived experience of violence to collaborate, advocate and drive change.

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  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre (TRCC)/Multicultural Women Against Rape (MWAR)

    TRCC/MWAR has been supporting survivors of sexual violence, their friends, families, and communities and advocating for violence prevention for more than 45 years. TRCC/MWAR provides free frontline services including crisis intervention via their 24 hour crisis line, individual and group counselling, court support and advocacy. They also provide public education and trainings on issues such as sexual violence, consent, active listening, holistic healing, and conflict resolution.

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  • Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)

    EVA BC is a leading provincial non-profit organization that supports and coordinates the work of over 300 anti-violence programs and cross-sector initiatives that respond to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child abuse and criminal and sexual harassment. EVA BC delivers training, creates and distributes resources, conducts research, develops and maintains service standards and develops high-risk response teams. EVA BC acts as a lifeline for front-line workers across the province and helps all levels of government understand the issues by analyzing issues, proposing solutions, and helping to create better policy, programs and legislation.

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Using our global reach for good

We’ve partnered with these organizations:

  • Canada

    • Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)
    • WomanACT: Women Abuse Council of Toronto
    • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape
    • YWCA Canada
  • United States

    • A CALL TO MEN
    • Casa de Esperanza
    • Futures Without Violence
    • The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
    • The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
    • NO MORE
    • RAINN
    • Raliance
    • Women of Color Network Inc. (WOCN)
  • Brazil

    • Associação Mulheres pela Paz
    • AzMina Magazine
    • DeFEMde (Rede Feminista de Juristas)
    • Força Meninas
    • Fórum Brasileiro da Segurança Pública
    • Instituto Igarapé
    • Instituto Patrícia Galvão
    • Plan International Brasil
    • Promundo
  • New Zealand

    • Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN)
  • Australia

    • WESNET (the Women’s Services Network)
  • United Kingdom

    • UK Says NO MORE
  • India

    • Manas Foundation
  • Mexico

    • Equis Justicia
    • Fondo Semillas
    • GENDES
    • Igarapé Institute
    • Red Interamericana de Refugios
    • SinTrata
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Our commitment to your safety

Because we connect millions of people around the world every day, we’re committed to building for safety. Learn about our features and processes that help protect you on the road.

Driver safety

Count on 24/7 support and emergency assistance. Share your trip with loved ones. Our focus is on your safety so you can focus on the opportunity.

Rider safety

Millions of rides are requested every day. Every rider has access to safety features built into the app. And every ride has a support team if you need them.