Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces

Women and girls fear and experience various types of  sexual violence in public spaces, from unwanted sexual remarks and touching to rape and femicide. It is a universal  issue. It happens on streets, in and around public transportation, schools and workplaces, water distribution sites, public toilets, and parks in urban, rural, and conflict/post-conflict settings.

This reality reduces women’s and girls’ freedom of movement and their ability to study and work, access essential services, participate in public life, and enjoy recreation opportunities. This impacts negatively their health and well-being.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Philippines

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

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 2