A woman or girl is reportedly raped every five hours in New Delhi, India’s capital. Nationally, 1 in 3 crimes against women occur in the city.*
A group of MBA candidates at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford are using systems thinking to help tackle sexual violence in New Delhi, India. Prerna Choudhury, Abdus Sahl, Neha Sethi and Mridula Vasudevamurthy teamed up with Tanmayta Bansal, a former classmate of Prerna at Duke University, to enter the annual Map the System competition, which asks entrants to apply systems thinking to social or environmental issues. Team No Means No competed against over 1,100 applicants to place second, securing £3000 of funding.
The topic is extremely personal to the team. All five teammates grew up in India, and all have suffered the consequences of sexual violence in their home country – either through a direct attack, or an attack on a family member.