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Programming should focus on the needs and ideas of each different city or community

Safe cities and communities for women and girls are created by paying attention to the specific safety issues women and girls face in their local community. Even though it may be based on some common principles and strategies, safe cities for women programming will be different in different places since each place has its own social, economic, legal, cultural and political context. Local perspectives help safe cities programme partners to decide what safety needs are most important. They also help programme partners decide what kinds of solutions will be best, based on the resources and interests of the community and its women and girls (Michaud, 2003).