It's unconscionable the level of fear women have in our society today. Here are some tools that may help them feel safer.
Kitestring checks up on you with a simple text message. Reply to the message to check in. If you don’t check in, Kitestring sends your emergency contacts a personalized alert message. And you don’t even need a smartphone. Get started below - it’s free. (Description courtesy of Kitestring)
Watch Over Me
A subscription service that notifies your contacts via text or social media if you haven't told it you're safe. Pricing is one month $3.99, three months $9.99, six months $14.99, and 12 months $23.99. The free version watches you for five minutes. Available for Android on Google Play and at the Apple App Store.
Circle of 6
Designed for college students, one chooses six friends one can alert for a ride, help, or in an emergency. Available for Android on Google Play and at the App Store. Free.
Red Panic Button
Sends the phone's location and an emergency alert to your contacts via e-mail, SMS (text) or Twitter and posts a message on your Facebook wall when you press the big red panic button. Available for Android on Google Play (app download is free - offers in-app purchases) and at the App Store $2.99.
Comes in business and personal versions. "StaySafe Personal safety tracker app is your personal guardian. The app notifies your emergency contacts by email or text message if you don't check-in safely after working, socialising or travelling alone, providing your exact GPS location so that help can find you quickly." (Description courtesy of StaySafe.) Available for Android on Google Play $6.99 and at the App Store £4.99 (that's 4.99 English pounds - about $9.11 at the time I wrote this).
If any of these help you, please let me know in the comments.