The goal: safety for all
Sexual assault and domestic violence affect all genders and communities around the globe.
One in 3 women worldwide has experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence in her lifetime. Promoting global awareness and partnering with leading organizations will aid in the fight against this abuse.
Preventing violence against women and men
It can happen anywhere, anytime
Domestic abuse and sexual violence can impact anyone. Last year alone, it is estimated that more than 1.9 million adults experienced domestic abuse and 648,000 were victims of sexual assault in England and Wales. It can happen anywhere, and at any time. Day or night, in homes, workplaces, when traveling, and even in shared public spaces. Statistics show that women are more likely to experience domestic abuse or sexual violence than men, but anyone can be a victim.
Promoting global awareness
We’re using Uber’s scope and visibility to help promote awareness, education and prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence for millions around the world.
Committing $5 million to fund prevention initiatives
The $5 million commitment over 5 years will fund programmatic partnerships focused on prevention. An initial portion will go to our partners like the National Network to End Domestic Violence, NO MORE, and Raliance. These partners and this funding will also help address critical funding gaps for marginalized communities.
Providing important information to drivers and riders
According to experts, increasing awareness can help prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. In collaboration with partner organizations and our Safety Advisory Board, we have developed awareness and prevention messaging—and are informing millions of riders and drivers around the world through our in-app technology.
Fostering a supportive environment
Joining the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence helps us develop and adopt updated internal commitments and procedures that appropriately assist employees who might need help in this global epidemic.
Using technology to enhance safety for riders and drivers
Technology can help increase accountability and transparency, such as pre-trip driver and car information sent to riders, a 2-way feedback system, and features like Real-Time ID Check, which helps verify that the right driver is behind the wheel. A top priority is continuing to invest in this technology and develop new products that contribute to the safety of everyone who drives and rides using the app.
Working with UK Says No More
We’re proud to be supporting UK Says No More – a national campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Working with Hestia and UK Says No More, we’ve produced this video. Watch it to learn more about how people can support potential victims and find out information on ensuring that everyone who uses Uber feels safe and comfortable throughout a journey.
This is part of our global commitment to use Uber’s scope and visibility to drive awareness, education, and prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence. In time, we hope to play our role in eradicating incidents across all sections of society.
For more information and resources, and to take NO MORE’s pledge to help end sexual assault and domestic violence in your community, click here.
Partnering with leading organizations
We joined the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence in order to develop and adopt updated internal commitments and procedures that appropriately assist employees who might need our help in this global epidemic.
We choose not to remain silent but to join other leading organizations pioneering efforts in this area.
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.
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. The New York City Anti-Violence Project coordinates NCAVP.
Women of Color Network Inc. (WOCN)
WOCN is a national grassroots organization working to end violence against all women by prioritizing the voices, wellness, and leadership of women of color and their communities.
Looking toward a brighter future
Efforts have been set in motion, such as global listening tours, an internal speaker series, and employee volunteerism. With the help of 18,000-plus employees and millions of riders and drivers around the globe—in addition to more listening, learning, and collaborating—we can help end sexual assault and domestic violence.