Thematic Areas

Safe Cities - The Urban Book

Safe Cities - The Urban Book

A simple 5-step process that employs participatory approaches to support communities to map areas that are ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ for women and to develop community-led action plans to improve safety.

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Safe Cities 1 - Problem Mapping

The Urban Book process is led by community volunteers who have been trained on issues of sexual and gender-based violence, gender…

Safe Cities 2 - Issue Analysis

In step two of the Urban Book process, issue analysis, community members analyse issues that create unsafe public spaces for wome…

Safe Cities 3 - Solution Charting

In stage three of the Urban Book process, solution charting, community members identify solutions to issues that negatively impac…

Safe Cities 4 - Monitoring

In step four of the Urban Book process, monitoring, community volunteers meet regularly with community members to monitor progres…

Safe Cities 5 - Evaluation

In stage 5 of the Urban Book process, evaluation, community members, government officials and leaders track changes to women’s sa…


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