In Brief - Safe Cities Global Initiative

Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world—in urban and rural areas, in developed and developing countries.

Women and girls experience and fear various types of sexual violence in public spaces, from sexual harassment to rape and femicide. It happens on streets, public transport and parks, in and around schools and workplaces, in public sanitation facilities and water and food distribution sites, or in their own neighbourhoods.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Philippines

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces; Sexual harassment; Rape/sexual assault; Human rights

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 2