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Counteracting violence through data collection

People all over the world are sharing their stories with She’s A Crowd. These stories are helping us close the data-gap and make our society safer.

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    It’s time to put an end to gender-based violence for good.

    We’re all about data justice

    For far too long, our voices have been erased, our stories ignored, our experiences delegitimised. Sharing our stories brought shame, discomfort, disbelief and even violence. However, as a community of survivors, She’s A Crowd is not only helping people tell their truth, but using that truth to end gendered violence in Australia and beyond.

    Commitment to a movement

    I remember the first time I stood up in front of an audience of hundreds at the Melbourne Town Hall, gathered all my courage, and shared my story.

    And in that moment of sharing, something incredible happened. I felt the shame in the room wither away. Because when I shared my story, it gave others permission to do the same. For years, people approached me to share their deepest and darkest moment of shame associated with sexual assault and harassment. All because of the courageous act of sharing mine.

    That’s when I knew I would commit my life to addressing gender-based violence. I started working in gender advocacy and I noticed that decision makers who were deeply committed to solving gender-based violence simply did not have the data they needed to address the problem. As an artist, I worked with women and non-binary people to encourage us all to share stories in ways that challenged the invisible rule that says that we should keep silent. As a researcher, I started a PhD on digital feminist activism as a consciousness-raising process. And as a woman, I confided with, commiserated with and consoled others who had experienced the omnipresent, universal experience of gendered violence.

    And when the #MeToo movement began, I knew it was the right time to jump. The movement had begun. Because, if not now, when? If not you, who?

    I quit my job, and with the support of those who believed in me, I started She’s A Crowd. I hope you’ll write its chapters with us.

    SignatureZoë Condliffe, CEO and Founder

    Our Values

    Survivors come first

    You are an expert at your own experience, and your perspective and experience matters.

    Safety and privacy

    Our products are built with your safety and privacy at the centre.

    Diverse perspectives

    Everyone has a story, and every story matters – we are committed to including every voice that wants to be included in this story.

    Courage

    We know it takes courage to share your story and we thank you for your vulnerability and trust in us.

    Learning

    We are committed to learning and being better. If you think there is something we can do better, please reach out and let us know.

    Collective action

    We can’t do it alone, but together, we are powerful.

    Justice

    Our commitment to justice means standing up to unequal power structures and fighting to correct them.

    Imagination

    In order to create a better world, we need to be able to imagine a better, safer and more just society for everyone.

    Photo: CivVic Labs

    About Zoë

    Zoë Condliffe is a data activist, gender advocate, researcher and Founder & CEO of She’s A Crowd. Zoë started her first social enterprise in rural Cambodia and has since gained experience across the university, NGO and start-up sectors, becoming an outspoken leader in the social change sector.

    In 2016 Zoë started working in gender and youth advocacy for Plan International Australia, where she pioneered the digital crowdmapping tool for street harassment, Free To Be, the Youth Activist Series and Girls’ Walks. From there she decided to start her company She’s A Crowd, to leverage the power of storytelling to address the gender data gap.


    “I found myself in an abusive relationship, and it opened my eyes to the different forms abuse takes. After seeing it for what it was, I knew being an advocate for change was what I was going to dedicate my life to.”

    Zoë, interview for Frankie magazine


    Zoë has been named one of the Top 100 most influential, creative and provocative people in Melbourne by The Age, one of the Women’s Weekly Women of the Future for Innovation and Technology in 2019 and her company was listed on the Smart Company Smart30 List for in 2018 and 2019. She has also been the winner of multiple pitch competitions including the City of Melbourne Knowledge Week International Prize. She is a SheStarts alumni, and was sponsored by Google for Startups to travel to San Francisco to participate in the Blackbox Accelerator Program. She was a Young Social Pioneer with the Foundation for Young Australians, and she is a Finalist for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards 2020.

    Your story matters

    Zoë has given talks for TED, VicICT4Women, Monash University, SafeCities Conference, SafeCampus Conference, International Women's Day events, and more.

    How we do it

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    The Gender Spectrum Collection

    Informing real change

    The data gathered from the stories you share has already helped us provide an evidence-base to make real change. Watch this space, as we will be announcing some of our latest projects soon!

    For data justice

    We exist to create counterdata to address the inequitable data gap that exists in gender-based violence. By sharing your story in your own words, you become a data activist with us. We analyse the data and then work with change makers to ensure cities, spaces, policies and processes are designed to prevent gender-based violence.

    There’s no us without you

    By closing the gender data-gap we can push for change to create safer spaces. That is why your story is crucial in our collective endeavour to end gender-based violence.

    Work with us

    We are always looking to collaborate. If you are a change maker and would like to access a dataset for your organisation, get in touch with us to discuss how.

    Meet the team

    Zoë

    Founder and CEO

    Chi-uh

    Operations Manager

    Jessie

    Sales and Stakeholder Manager

    Sam

    Campaigns and Marketing Manager

    Anisha

    Operations - Project Officer

    Asama

    Product Developer

    Tess

    Data Analytics Lead

    Jasmine

    Sales and Stakeholder - Project Officer

    Jules

    Sales and Stakeholder - Product Officer

    Lucy

    Sales and Stakeholder - Project Officer

    Grace

    Sales and Stakeholder - Project Officer

    Sarah

    Community Liaison Officer

    Yuki

    Data Security Officer

    Chloë

    Furend of She’s A Crowd

    Courtney

    Campaigns and Marketing - Strategist and Designer

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