Medellin joins the Safe Cities Global Initiative
Medellin has become the sixth city in Latin America and the Caribbean to join UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Initiative
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
As a Safe City, the city of Medellin will work with UN Women to strengthen public safety of women by implementing initiatives and policies to prevent and efficiently respond to sexual harassment and other forms of violence in public spaces.
The Safe Cities Global Initiative has generated a number of results through partnerships with mayors’ offices, national governments, women’s groups and other partners. It is the first-ever global comparative programme that develops, implements, and evaluates comprehensive approaches to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in public areas.
The city of Medellin has already implemented specific actions to tackle violence against women and girls in public spaces, such as the creation of the Public Safety Council for Women, the 123 Metro Line especially for women, and the incorporation of a gender mainstreaming focus on the city’s zoning plan, among other.