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

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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