As part of Uber’s ongoing commitment to drive change and help prevent sexual assault and domestic violence in our global communities, we’re teaming up with leading organizations during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Today we’re announcing the next step in our Driving Change awareness and prevention initiative. In partnership with our national partners NO MORE, Raliance, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, A CALL TO MEN, Casa de Esperanza, Women of Color Network, Inc. and The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program, we’re connecting with communities to listen, engage and advance the conversation on safety in the travel and transportation industry:
50 Community Forums Across the U.S.
Working with our Driving Change national partners, together we are holding 50 local events across the U.S. with prevention advocates, corporate leaders, members of the public, and riders and drivers. We are connecting with local communities to provide a forum for open, diverse discussions around sexual assault prevention, education and resources.
A CALL TO MEN’s Tony Porter discusses engaging men in the #MeToo era at a forum in Los Angeles, CA on April 22.
Providing Prevention Education to Drivers and Riders
We are enhancing our efforts to provide awareness and prevention information to millions of riders and drivers with a new video developed in collaboration with NO MORE.
Community and Volunteer Events
To further support community organizations that have made it their life’s work to prevent sexual violence, Uber employees are participating in volunteer projects ranging from tech support to marketing initiatives. We are also helping connect drivers and riders with local experts in this space, providing them with nonprofit and skill-based volunteer and educational opportunities.
Sharing and Learning from Others
We recently hosted an event for 50+ company executives in travel and transportation to brainstorm on how our industry can improve safety and create meaningful change in this space.
Uber is committed to putting safety at the core of everything we do. As our CEO announced last week, we are adding new safety features, strengthening our screening process and bringing the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security on board to serve as chairman of our Safety Advisory Board.
These initiatives have been developed in part due to feedback from our riders and drivers, and from engaging in important conversations with our national partners, community advocates and Safety Advisory Board members including Ebony Tucker, Advocacy Director for the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Cindy Southworth, Executive Vice President of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experience sexual assault. These issues know no boundaries and affect all genders, industries and communities around the globe, including the travel and transportation community.
Every day millions of people across the globe use Uber to move safely around their cities. We’ll continue to use our global scale and scope to drive awareness and prevention with an issue that affects all communities. And we’ll continue to listen, learn and work with experts, the communities we serve and leading corporations around the globe to drive change.
Learn more about our Driving Change partners and what Uber is doing during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Learn more about Uber’s global commitment to help prevent sexual assault and domestic violence.
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.