Recommendations into Action Brief COVID-19: Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has caused massive disruptions to daily lives and the operation of businesses and services, especially to health, social services, transport, hospitality, economic development, education, and recreation sectors with various measures in place in countries across different waves of the pandemic including: lockdowns, quarantines, curfews, social distancing, etc. The pandemic has exacerbated violence against women and girls in public and private spaces. [...] This brief details some of the ways safe city partners from different sectors, in a short six months, have taken action in line with the recommendations set out in UN Women's Policy brief on COVID-19 and Ensuring Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls [hyperlink]. Leaders within and across countries, cities and communities continue to demonstrate their resolve as they work to implement their holistic Flagship programmes and ensure that the prevention and response to sexual harassment in public spaces and other forms of violence against women is firmly embedded in development and recovery plans. This action forms part of each city's multi-year comprehensive safe city and safe public spaces initiative with women and girls."

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