Building on the work of other organisations in the safe cities movement, in 2011 ActionAid piloted work to investigate women’s safety in cities and urban spaces in several countries where it works. The vision that organised the research is the right of women to freedom from violence and the risks to their safety posed by inadequate infrastructure, services and poorly planned or managed urban spaces. The research explores the ways violence and insecurity limit poor women’s mobility and their participation in society.
Author: Alice Taylor
Institutional Sponsor: act!onaid