Driving change to prevent sexual assault
According to the World Health Organization, one in 3 women and girls worldwide have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence in their lifetime. These issues know no boundaries and affect all genders and communities.
In fall 2017, we committed to help prevent sexual assault and domestic violence in our global community with leading organizations like A CALL TO MEN, NO MORE, and Raliance.
See our progress and how you can take part on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25 every year) and beyond.
With help from our partners, we are:
Making important changes for survivors of sexual violence
We no longer require mandatory arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or harassment, and survivors can settle their claims without a confidentiality provision. Survivors are free to tell their story wherever and however they see fit.
Offering specialized training and resources
We provide world-class training to rider and driver support agents that reflects the current collective wisdom around this issue.
Providing community education
We’ve activated Uber’s extensive global community of riders and drivers by providing them with important prevention information and educational materials.
Developing product enhancements
Our technology includes safety features such as continuous driver monitoring and an in-app emergency assistance 911 button.
Engaging with experts across the globe
We’ve engaged with more than 115 women’s safety groups and advocacy organizations, held 16 listening sessions worldwide, and convened 20+ women law enforcement executives to discuss safety trends and ways to address them.
Collaborating with peers
We host meetups with travel and transportation executives to brainstorm ways to improve safety and create meaningful change. We’ve also produced and shared a classification system for companies to accurately categorize and count sexual misconduct reports.
Pledging $5 million to fund prevention initiatives
We’ve committed to funding global partnerships through 2022 with organizations that focus on preventing sexual assault and domestic violence in communities we serve. More than $1.5 million has been distributed to organizations to work on internal trainings, community events, direct services to survivors, and more.
Starting in November 2018, we will develop ongoing partnerships with more leaders in gender-based violence prevention.
Meet our newest US partners
Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence spearheads social and political change in the pursuit to end family violence and all forms of gender-based violence.
RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Meet our ongoing partners
A CALL TO MEN
A CALL TO MEN is a violence-prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls.
Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza is a leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latinos in the US.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
NCAVP works to respond to and end all forms of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. NCAVP is coordinated by the New York City Anti-Violence Project.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
NNEDV is dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
NO MORE unites and strengthens a diverse global community to help end domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse.
Raliance is a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation.
Women of Color Network Inc. (WOCN)
WOCN is a national grassroots organization working to end violence against all women by centralizing the voices, wellness, and leadership of women of color and their communities.
Let’s team up
Learn how we can all work together to prevent gender-based violence and create safer communities on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and all year long.
Check out this informative video from one of our partners, NO MORE.
For additional assistance, counseling, and referrals to local advocacy centers, please call the hotlines below:
National Sexual Assault Hotline
- 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- Chat Online
National Domestic Violence Hotline
- 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- Chat Online
If you or someone is in need of immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1.
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