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A Regional Study of Interventions to Enhance Women and Girls’ Safety and Mobility in Public Spaces, Asia and the Pacific Region In public and private spaces, women and girls experience and fear various types of violence, ranging from harassment, to rape and femicide. Momentum is growing around the issue of women and girls’ safety in urban, public spaces. However, given that this is a relatively new field of work, published evidence of the impacts of such interventions remain.
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The report presents overall findings, draws comparative conclusions across the four case studies and discusses practical recommendations for integrating gender equality programming in future humanitarian interventions in ways that strengthen effectiveness and inclusiveness.
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This study concluded that the promotion of gender equality and women’s access to justice required not only the enactment of new laws that were compliant with international standards such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) but that these laws should be implemented by a gender-sensitive administration of justice. This indeed is one of the State obligations under CEDAW which calls on states to “take all appropriate measures,...
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How effective are police helplines? This study by Jagori, UN Women, UN Habitat and the Department of Women and Child Development, Delhi Government tries to understand the purpose of helplines, and studies the processes followed by the Delhi Police when it responds to hotlines (100 and 1091).
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The study examines how safe the two city areas are for women and girls and explores the relationship between women’s fear of violence and their avoidance of specific public spaces.
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The paper by Savitri W. E. Goonesekere examines the evolving concept of substantive equality and its implications for South Asia – a region where, despite some gains, the stark reality of gender based discrimination is still all pervasive.
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The study examines the safety of women and girls in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode cities in Kerala state of India.
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The baseline survey analyzes information about the forms of violence and harassment faced by women in India’s capital New Delhi, perceptions and attitudes to sexual harassment, and the role of governing agencies in safeguarding women’s rights.
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Women and Safety – this is the subject of 12 article developed by UN WOMEN in partnership with JAGORI and Women’s Feature Service (WFS).