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

  • 200,000 community members and general public have committed to the safer cities programme
  • 14,600 adolescent girls, 5,000 adolescent boys, 1,500 youth girls, 500 youth boys and 1,000 parents have been instrumental in propelling the programme forward through sustained engagements to create a culture of understanding and appreciation amongst the different generations on issues of safety
  • More than 350 government officials (decision makers, policy implementers) and 180 transport staff (formal and informal) have committed to making cities safer for girls
  • 300+ adolescent girls were trained on self-defence by the Parivartan Cell of Delhi Police
  • Over 200 safe spaces have been set up in intervention community with support from local stakeholders