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

This report includes the main proceedings of UN Women’s Fifth Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum on the theme “Integrated Action and Building to Scale: Safe and Empowering City and Public Space Initiatives with Women and Girls”. The forum was co-hosted by the City of Rabat and held in Rabat, Morocco, on 26–28 February 2020. Under this theme, south-south and north-south exchanges were held on two sub-themes selected by programme partners:

  1. Accelerating the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and Generation Equality: local leadership and action; and
  2. Examining the role of different sectors in comprehensive safe city and safe public spaces partnerships.

The forum brought together 230 leaders and experts from more than 20 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’s organizations, youth leaders, and representatives from national and local governments, research institutions and partners, the media, private sector, and 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, main recommendations, good practices and tools, and links to PowerPoint presentations.

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Bibliographic information

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: 2020

Number of pages: 30

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