Dusk is a collaborative project created by Alice Harper, Breagh Baird, Haya Khalifa, Zosia Klara and me - Olga Mrozek.

 








As a team we dream of a world where womxn can walk home alone in safety. Unfortunetly the statistisc are devastating:
Women and members of queer community are currently most frequent target of hate crimes: 47% bisexual men
46% bisexual women

40% gay men
21% straight men
17% straight women
13% lesbian women




Every one in three women in the world have experienced physical or sexual violence.

Over 60% of women take precautions to avoid sexual assault.







What seems to be obvious for one part of the society is a life threatening reality for another.
We do not agree knowing and experiencing that to stand back and not act.
According to UN Women, apps & online helplines can be life-saving for marginalised people.
As a responce we created Dusk, a safe space for womxn & LGBTQ+ community.




     

Dusk consists of an app and a handheld device.












The app connects you to a community providing you with companionship and support.
The key fob called Luna, it is a screenless product connected to the app. It contains a GPS tracker that allows you to notify friends and people around you when in distress.







The Dusk App

BUDDIES

The app connects you with walking buddies to accompany you during your journey back home. The system screens and verifies it’s users creating a safe and unique community of night walkers.


SOS

Lets you notify friends, people nearby and authorities in case of emergency. 
MAPS

Shows you safe routes and allows you to rate buddies after a walk
KNOWLEDGE

Classes, events, workshops and in-app courses will provide you with self defence knowledge and more.



Luna

When in danger or out of phone battery life, Luna allows you to notify authorities by simply pushing the SOS button, it will also start a loud alarm and a strong light to blind / scare the attacker. You can also update your status to nervous by squeezing the device and your buddies will be notified.
        
        








Our solution is not only an app but it’s also a community. It connects you to people giving you a sense of companionship and support when walking alone threw the city. 

As a community we can change the statistics.