This unique participatory study - involving over 1,000 adolescent girls from 5 cities across the world - reveals that fear of sexual violence is creating ’no-go areas’ for girls. Although girls are more likely to be educated and marry later in cities, they face regular threats to their safety.
The participants from Cairo, Delhi, Hanoi, Kampala and Lima assessed their neighbourhoods and mapped out major obstacles to their safety and inclusiveness.
Despite being from different parts of the world, the participants shared a common vision for future cities, which are well-lit, well-planned, have access to clean toilets and allow them to make their way safely to education, work and leisure facilities.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.