Safe Cities for Women | ActionAid UK

Safe Cities for Women

Why women’s rights organisations are so key to ending violence against women and girls in our rapidly urbanising world.

Executive summary

A third of all women and girls experience violence in their lifetime – often on the streets of cities and towns. Every day women and girls face violence, intimidation and sexual harassment on their way to school, work or hospital. Women living in developing countries are even at risk when accessing vital public services, such as communal toilets, water points or public transport.