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Use a network of leaders

Creating community mobilization is a big job. To make this job easier and more rewarding, a safe cities for women programme can start by working to mobilize organizations and initiatives in the community that are already working on women’s safety, community safety, women’s or youth rights, or violence against women programmes. People involved in these programmes and initiatives will already understand some of the concepts and reasons for action. They may also have connections and influence with others in the community that will be able and willing to create safer spaces for women and girls. For more information on working with related organizations and initiatives, see the building partnerships section.