Building Safe and Inclusive Cities for Women – A practical guide

This is a broad introduction to the process of creating safe cities for women and girls. It introduces the key concepts of safe cities and offers practical tools for how to begin building a safer, more inclusive city. The information in this guide combines knowledge from scholarly research with insights from on-the-ground work around the world, with particular focus on JAGORI’s work in India.

In the six years of work on this issue, we have learnt that it is possible to make cities safer for women and girls. We hope that this guide will be useful in your work in order to create a safer city and community.

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A Handbook on Women’s Safety Audits in Low-income Urban Neighbourhoods: A Focus on Essential Services

This handbook is a comprehensive guide prepared by JAGORI, on conducting WSA’s (Women’s Safety Audits) in low income urban neighbourhoods, with a special focus on essential services. The Action Research Project on Women’s Rights and Access to Water and Sanitation in Asian Cities (2009-11) implemented in two resettlement colonies of Delhi is also the result of a partnership between JAGORI and WICI (Women in Cities International), a Canadian based organization working in Canada and internationally. In Delhi, the project is being implemented in partnership with Action India.

The handbook also serves as a wonderful example of partnering with people across continents to produce a work of knowledge and learning on globally shared concerns.

-Extract from Preface to the handbook

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