Designing Safe Cities for Women

Moreover, inadequate urban environments that make life difficult for everyone affect women more acutely. A UN Habitat Report says that, “it is…widely acknowledged that women and girls living in low-income urban contexts are disproportionately affected by safety hazards such as gender-based violence, unstable housing and inadequate sanitation facilities or lighting.” For example, in cities that that don’t have indoor toilets, women face danger every time they go to use a faraway outhouse, or worse, have to go to an informal outdoor “bathroom” where they have little privacy and are vulnerable to sexual harrassment or violence. The safety of women is partly why it’s so important for every country to make it a priority to provide safe toilet facilities

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