This document addresses disasters as part of the common risk factors which threaten women’s safety, specifically in urban environment, and the areas of women’s capacity, well-being and citizenship to be improved. It shares and promotes successful approaches for better programming and increased investment in work on women’s safety.
The overall aim of the publication is to present an extensive review of tools and strategies promoting women’s safety on the global, regional, national and local levels. It intends to strengthen links and relationships among organizations working on the issues of women’s safety and well-being across the world. It also seeks to reinforce the links between the UN-Habitat Safer Cities Programme and the local, regional and national organizations working on anti-violence initiatives, and to explore the role of local governments in the implementation of women’s safety initiatives.
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