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Programming on safe cities for women should be based on a clear understanding that making cities safer for women makes cities safer for everyone

A city that

  • promotes its citizen’s rights, including women’s;
  • implements actions for the prevention of gender-based violence;
  • provides assistance in case of threats;  and
  • designs its environment in a way that allows women to circulate without fear of being attacked

is a city whose society and local government are committed to the well-being of all citizens, and therefore is a safer city for all.