Ride-hailing giant, Uber, has announced it will pledge $5 million over the next five years to organizations which work to prevent sexual assaults. The move is intended to help the company fight its own problems, as well as those of society as a whole.
“Driving Change” Uber's campaign for sexual assault and domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives is partnering with Raliance, the National Network to End Domestic Violence and NO MORE, which began working with Uber several months ago to start building these important initiatives.
“Sexual assault and domestic violence are issues that affect millions of people around the world. As members of the communities we serve, we want to work with others to be part of the solution,” said Rachel Holt, vice president US/Canada Operations, Uber. “We’re not only committing major funding for awareness and prevention programs through leading community partners, we are driving meaningful change in this area from the highest levels of our organization on down.”
The $5 million commitment will fund programmatic partnerships focused on prevention. An initial portion of the funding will go to partners Raliance, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Women of Color Network, Inc., Casa de Esperanza, A CALL TO MEN, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs and NO MORE. These partners and the funding will also help address critical funding gaps with marginalized communities who are often the most underfunded.
In collaboration with its partners in the sexual assault and domestic violence space, as part of this commitment, Uber has made some important changes and is using its technology to help drive awareness and prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence to millions globally. Some of the initiatives that have already been implemented include:
SOURCE Uber Inc.
Edited by G. Davila