Safe Cities for Women

Together, we can stop sexual harassment and abuse

Right now, it’s happening to women in your city. In every city, in every country, women can’t go to work or university, use the bus – simply live their lives – without the threat of sexual attack. Often they’re even blamed for being attacked. And it’s much worse for women living in poverty, who don’t have the means to find safe living conditions, bring their attackers to justice, or simply access refuges and hospitals safely.

Together, we can change that. It’s time for each and every one of us to speak out against sexual abuse and harassment. Which is why people and organisations from 20 countries have joined up to campaign, lobby, and take action together, to create Safe Cities for Women.

Your voice has power. You can help make sure that people, corporations and governments publicly speak out and declare that violence against women in our cities is not OK, and that they do their bit to stop it. Because it is never OK, and it should never, ever be tolerated.

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"A safe city provides equal opportunities for men and women - in social, economic, cultural and political life"


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Occupying public spaces does not make my body public

  • On: May 20, 2015
  • By: actionaid

We women were created to give birth, to cook, wash, serve, and for rep ...

Balloons in Brazil, featuring the Safe Cities for Women message 3

Women reclaiming what is rightly theirs

  • On: May 20, 2015
  • By: aggy

I am used to walking at night outside and looking over my shoulder. I ...

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Why we need Safe Cities for Women Campaign

  • On: May 20, 2015
  • By: aggy

I knew I was in danger from the way the hair stood up on the back of m ...

Safe Cities for Women Campaign, Cambodia. Supporters mobilise by dancing in a public space. 4

Safe Cities in Cambodia: What we’ve learned so far

  • On: May 20, 2015
  • By: aggy

This is a guest blog post from a group of Cambodian and American stude ...

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