Over 40 million guests have stayed on Airbnb to date, and tonight over 500,000 people will stay on Airbnb around the world. Safety is the top priority of our community.  It’s why we’ve created programs and tools like our $1 Million Host Guarantee, our Host Protection Insurance, and Verified ID. Every day, our global Trust and Safety team works to help our community make all experiences on Airbnb more positive, memorable, and meaningful.

We are proud that Airbnb is one of the most trusted communities in the world, and we are constantly developing and improving tools and resources to help hosts and guests make every part of their Airbnb experience a positive one.

Earlier this year, our Trust and Safety team began conducting Women’s Safety Workshops in cities across the U.S. and Europe to look specifically at ways we can do more to empower our female hosts and guests.  We know that over 50% of our hosts and guests are women, and want to make sure that the female members of our community can Belong Anywhere. We’ve partnered with leading national and regional groups working in violence prevention to provide trainings, presentations and insights for our Airbnb community members around women’s safety and to explore ways that we can constantly build upon our work in this area.

The workshops aim to better educate those in the Airbnb community about the tools and resources we have in place within our existing Trust and Safety program, as well as provide guidance on topics specific to women’s safety from advocates and nonprofits working in this area.  We also want to learn directly from our hosts and guests. Some of our best ideas come from within our community, and our female hosts and guests are in a unique position to contribute to the innovative solutions, product changes, and resources that will help Airbnb set a global standard for safety and hospitality.

Thus far we’ve held workshops in Dublin, San Francisco, New York, and London, with more planned in the coming months. In addition to our ongoing work with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, we have partnered with great organizations including SAFE Ireland, the Family Violence Law Center, W.O.M.A.N. Inc., Safe Horizon, and Women’s Aid for these workshops. We have also supported the Global Network of Women’s Shelters in their ongoing work to end violence against women and provide resources to those in need around the world.

With over 40 million guests and over 1.2 million listings across over 190 countries, trust is what makes Airbnb work. We are committed to empowering our female hosts and guests to continue making Airbnb one of the most trusted communities in the world.

This post was written by Emily Gonzales and Anna Steel, Operations Managers of Airbnb’s Trust and Safety Team.