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Safe Cities 2
February 2010



 What does this module contain?
 What are the objectives of this module?
 Who is the audience for this module?
 What are safe cities and communities for women and girls?
 Why focus on safe cities and communities for women and girls?
 What are some of the challenges?
 What initiatives dedicated to safe cities and communities for women and girls

have been developed to date?


 Programming should be based on an understanding that men and women
have different experiences of living and working in the city (some based on
gender inequality)

 programming should work to actively include women and girls in every step of
the process and should make connections with women‘s organizations

 programming should always focus on both women‘s and girl‘s actual safety
and women‘s and girl‘s perceived sense of safety

 programming should focus on creating gender-based/gender-mainstreamed
policies and programmes

 programming should focus on the needs and ideas of each different city or

 programming should to keep gender as main consideration in all urban
planning and design processes

 programming on safe cities for women should be based on a clear
understanding that making cities safer for women makes cities safer for


 Public awareness
 community mobilization
 capacity development
 safe public spaces for women and girls
 safe public transit for women and girls
 national municipal policies and laws for safe cities for women and girls

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WICI. (2006). Moving From the Margins – Actions for Safer Cities for the Full Diversity of

Women and Girls: Lessons for Increasing the Visibility of Crime Prevention at the Local

Level. Montreal: WICI.

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Montreal: WICI.

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