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Safe Cities 2
February 2010





SAFE CITIES



INTRODUCTION AND KEY CONCEPTS


 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?


GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 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
community

 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
everyone


MAIN STRATEGIES

 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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http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=233&who-is-the-audience-for-this-module
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http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=236&what-are-some-of-the-challenges
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=237&what-initiatives-have-been-developed-to-date
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=237&what-initiatives-have-been-developed-to-date
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http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=239&programming-should-work-to-actively-include-women-and-girls-in-every-step-of-the-process-and-should-make-connections-with-womens-organizations
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http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=240&programming-should-always-focus-on-both-womens-and-girls-actual-safety-and-womens-and-girls-perceived-sense-of-safety
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=240&programming-should-always-focus-on-both-womens-and-girls-actual-safety-and-womens-and-girls-perceived-sense-of-safety
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=241&programming-should-focus-on-creating-gender-basedgender-mainstreamed-policies-and-programmes
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=241&programming-should-focus-on-creating-gender-basedgender-mainstreamed-policies-and-programmes
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=242&programming-should-focus-on-the-needs-and-ideas-of-each-different-city-or-community
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=242&programming-should-focus-on-the-needs-and-ideas-of-each-different-city-or-community
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=243&programming-should-to-keep-gender-as-main-consideration-in-all-urban-planning-and-design-processes
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=243&programming-should-to-keep-gender-as-main-consideration-in-all-urban-planning-and-design-processes
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http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=246&public-awareness
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=247&community-mobilization
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=248&capacity-development
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=249&safe-public-spaces-for-women-and-girls
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=250&safe-public-transit-for-women-and-girls
http://www.endvawnow.org/?safe-cities&menusub=251&national-municipal-policies-and-laws-for-safe-cities-for-women-and-girls

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