Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls Global Flagship Initiative: Second international compendium of practices

Authors/editor(s): Lizzette Soria, Policy Specialist EVAW, in collaboration with Laura Capobianco, Senior Policy Advisor, Safe Public Spaces

This “Second international compendium of practices” illustrates in a practical way how participating cities of the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Flagship Initiative are working to implement women’s safety approaches through the lens of intersectionality.

The compendium illustrates a range of women-led solutions, from the creation of data through a lens of intersectionality, to integrated policies that include the meaningful participation of women’s rights organizations, to urban and transport planning solutions that place minoritized women at the centre, and prevention initiatives that address discriminatory behaviours.

Promising practices were selected from among those that have led to positive outcomes and involve collaborative partnerships and innovative action on women’s safety in public spaces, with an intersectional approach.

The compendium addresses local authorities, policymakers, women’s rights organizations, researchers, and other practitioners committed to creating safe and empowering public spaces with and for women and girls.

See also the first “International compendium of practices”.

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Geographic coverage: Africa; Arab States/North Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; OECD DAC Donors and Other Countries; Canada; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Guatemala; Belgium; Mexico; Morocco; Egypt; Bolivia, Plurinational State of; Colombia; Papua New Guinea; Peru

Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Ending violence against women and girls; Local development; Rural development; Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces; Sexual harassment; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Urban development

Resource type: Best practices; Case studies

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: iv + 40

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