Fourth UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum: Proceedings report

Authors/editor(s): Miho Watanabe, Consultant, with technical inputs by Laura Capobianco, Advisor, Safe Public Spaces, and Lizzette Soria, Technical Specialist

This report includes the main proceedings of UN Women’s Fourth Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum on the theme “Leadership and Catalytic Partnerships: Delivering Integrated Safe City and Public Spaces Programmes with and for All Women and Girls”. The forum was co-hosted by the City of Edmonton and held at the Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, on 16–19 October 2018. Under this theme, south/south and north/south exchanges were held on two sub-themes selected by programme partners: (1) practically implementing intersectionality in safe city programmes, and (2) implementing comprehensive approaches to safe transportation with women and girls.

The forum brought together 200 leaders/experts from more than 25 countries, including those participating in comprehensive human rights– and evidence-based programmes that form part of UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Flagship Initiative. They included grassroots women/ women’s organizations, national and local authorities, research institutions/partners, representatives from the media, private sector, and other partners from global networks specialized on women’s safety.

The report includes insights from a wide array of speakers, detailed rapporteur reports, key takeaways from programme sessions and participant discussions, good practices and tools, and links to PowerPoint presentations.

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Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Ending violence against women and girls; Leadership and political participation; Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces; Sexual harassment; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Resource type: Proceedings

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2018

Number of pages: 30

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)