Women should be able to go for a run, walk, or simply be outside at night without fear of becoming a victim to violence. Nonetheless, statistics paint a terrifying picture: one in five women have endured rape or attempted rape. A piece of jewelry has been designed to combat this threat and help women stay safe.
ROAR for Good has designed Athena, a pendant-style device that can be activated anytime someone is in trouble. By holding down on Athena’s button for three seconds, a sound similar to a fire alarm goes off. Furthermore, a text message is sent to family and friends alerting them of a potentially dangerous situation as well as the location of the distressed signal.