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Whose City: An evaluation of urban safety for women in 10 countries

Whose City?” evaluates women’s safety in urban spaces in 10 countries – Bangladesh, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Jordan, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe.The countries were scored based on the rate of physical and sexual violence women face, the existence of legal frameworks to address gender-based violence and whether or not there is a gender perspective applied in urban planning. Violence cannot be reduced unless women’s experiences and voices are put at the centre of planning public infrastructure and services like lighting, housing, public transport and security.