Unsafe in the city

Cat-calling, stalking, groping and worse it doesn’t matter where they live, girls face harassment and abuse on a daily basis all around the world, simply because of their gender.

The magnitude of this global issue is the basis of recent research by Plan International where over 21,000 girls across Delhi, Kampala, Lima, Madrid and Sydney reported the areas in their city where they feel safe and unsafe, using our digital mapping tool developed in partnership with Monash University.

The findings of the research are now published in the Unsafe in the City report, which reveals startling levels of street harassment and an overwhelming feeling from girls that they are powerless to change it.

The report highlights authorities and law enforcement’s tendency to trivialise or ignore reports of street harassment, a habit that condones such behaviour, forcing women to change their actions rather than the men who perpetrate.

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