The Safer Cities programme aims to build safe, accountable and inclusive cities, especially for adolescent girls and women.

The programme strives to increase safety and access to public spaces for women and girls; their independent and unrestricted use of public transport and meaningful participation in urban governance, planning and management. The project aims to benefit more than 1 million individuals and is led by Plan International, currently being implemented in five cities across the globe: Delhi, Cairo, Hanoi, Kampala and Lima.

Objective: The project goal of this gender transformative programme is to build safe, accountable and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls in all their diversity. The outcomes of this programme are:

  • Increased safety and access to public spaces
  • Increased active and meaningful participation in urban development and governance
  • Increased autonomous mobility in the city

Safer Cities represents a collaboration between Plan International, Women in Cities International and UN-HABITAT, thus benefitting from the distinct and impressive track record each organisation boasts from previous work done to address violence against women and girls.

The project has moved beyond the immediate geographic boundaries and engaged with children’s homes and CWC in four districts of Delhi and was presented at the Global Leadership Conference as well.

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