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Tips to help you stay safe and prevent sexual assault

One in 3 women worldwide have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime.* These issues know no boundaries and affect all genders and communities. Uber partners with advocacy groups, law enforcement, and safety experts to raise awareness of how to prevent sexual assault and stay safe.

Don’t stand by: how and when to take action

Here are tips developed by NO MORE, a global advocacy group that’s helping to end gender-based violence. They spotlight the important role all of us play in looking out for one another’s safety. Learn more

  • Watch for social cues

    Pay attention to your friends. If you think they look uncomfortable or not themselves, don’t be afraid to ask them if they’re OK.

  • Enlist allies

    If you see anyone acting violently or aggressively, notify security or call local authorities. How to find allies.

  • Stick together

    End the night the same way you started it: together. Think about making a plan with your friends in advance to leave the bar or club with a buddy or as a group.

  • Check your ride

    When you request a ride, complete these 3 steps to make sure you’re getting into the right car with the right driver:

    1. Match the license plate number.
    2. Match the car make and model.
    3. Check the driver’s photo.

Uber’s Community Guidelines

You deserve to feel comfortable and safe while traveling. Uber’s Community Guidelines prohibit sexual assault and misconduct of any kind. We review all reports submitted to our Support team that may violate our Community Guidelines, and we have a specialized team that can investigate more serious incidents.

Talk to an expert

If you need support or assistance or would like to get involved, call one of the hotlines below. If you or someone is in need of immediate assistance, please call 911.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

*“Preventing Sexual Violence,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accessed April 1, 2019

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