Safer Cities

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

The initiative 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 initiative will aim to benefit more than 1 million individuals. A global initiative led by Plan International, Safer Cities is currently being implemented in five cities across the globe: Delhi, Cairo, Hanoi, Kampala and Lima.

Key Achievements

  • 40 adolescent clubs with 234 boys and 987 girls are being continuously capacitated to tackle issues of safety and inclusion in their communities
  • 157 adolescent girls trained on self-defense and got certified by Parivartan Cell of Delhi Police
  • 210 government stakeholders and 127 transit staff have committed to taking action on issues of girls safety
  • 5,126 adolescent girls and 577 boys have been engaged through various community activities of the project
  • 21 safety audits conducted by young girls and boys to identify key issues in their communities
  • Six community spaces set up through advocacy and joint initiatives with civil administration and the police; 4 girl-friendly safe spaces to promote participation and leadership of young girls
  • Two Delhi University colleges and nearly 1,000 students participated in awareness campaigns
  • 55,000 community members indirectly engaged on the subject of girls' safety in cities