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No matter where you live, your experience holds clues to how we might make cities safer for women and girls in low-income urban areas.

Personal stories offer powerful insights. No matter where you live, your experience holds clues to how we might make cities safer for women and girls in low-income urban areas. Think about how the layout, density and diversity of your environment affects your daily life. What does your support network look like? How safe (or unsafe) do you feel most days – and why do you think that is? Contrast that with other cities you’ve visited or lived in, and explore the differences – the sky’s the limit!

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Anti-rape underwear that can help women resist an attempted assault.  Other tools of self-defense currently available are not effective in many common settings given that they require that the potential victim be very alert and might be taken away to

Anti-rape underwear that can help women resist an attempted assault. Other tools of self-defense currently available are not effective in many common settings given that they require that the potential victim be very alert and might be taken away to

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Big part of the answer to our safety lies at home. The key to making our low-income urban areas safer is to create a culture at home and in our communities that respects women.

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Big part of the answer to our safety lies at home. The key to making our low-income urban areas safer is to create a culture at home and in our communities that respects women. ------------------------------------------------------------------

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Today I want to tell you a story about an abusive relationship that happened to one of my best friends, Ali. We were always inseparable since we were 10 years old, but when she failed a school year and I moved to high school, I guess we lost touch be

Today I want to tell you a story about an abusive relationship that happened to one of my best friends, Ali. We were always inseparable since we were 10 years old, but when she failed a school year and I moved to high school, I guess we lost touch be

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Dowry system is one of the contributing factors toward social problems that effects women and girls in India and other nearby countries where dowry is still prevalent.

Dowry system is one of the contributing factors toward social problems that effects women and girls in India and other nearby countries where dowry is still prevalent.

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As a young, ambitious woman, I spent most of my childhood trying to avoid the label 'bossy', and discouraged to speak up in school just because I didn’t want my friends to think that  ‘I know it all’, or ‘I’m bossy’

As a young, ambitious woman, I spent most of my childhood trying to avoid the label 'bossy', and discouraged to speak up in school just because I didn’t want my friends to think that ‘I know it all’, or ‘I’m bossy’

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In many cities women and girls face violence not only in their homes and in relationships, but also in public spaces due to poor urban design and poor management of public spaces. Whether it is due to threats, intimidation, harassment, sexual attacks

In many cities women and girls face violence not only in their homes and in relationships, but also in public spaces due to poor urban design and poor management of public spaces. Whether it is due to threats, intimidation, harassment, sexual attacks

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Have you ever heard someone say that some women, or people in general, provoke their attacker by the way they are dressed? I have heard this a lot from several people and it baffles me that people have the idea that someone would want to be attacked.

Have you ever heard someone say that some women, or people in general, provoke their attacker by the way they are dressed? I have heard this a lot from several people and it baffles me that people have the idea that someone would want to be attacked.

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Self defense is the directest way to women when facing an unsafe situation. There is a hot video on Youtube about how to escape rape. Also, I recommend a book written by Tim Larkin, named  "Survive the Unthinkable: A Total Guide to Women's Self-Prote

Self defense is the directest way to women when facing an unsafe situation. There is a hot video on Youtube about how to escape rape. Also, I recommend a book written by Tim Larkin, named "Survive the Unthinkable: A Total Guide to Women's Self-Prote

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20 years ago, I shared an apartment with a flatmate in Paris. One evening, I came back by myself from a party we both attended a couple of streets away. It was dark, the streets were deserted. I was a little apprehensive and I had this weird feeling

20 years ago, I shared an apartment with a flatmate in Paris. One evening, I came back by myself from a party we both attended a couple of streets away. It was dark, the streets were deserted. I was a little apprehensive and I had this weird feeling

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In India, I believe the problem of women safety transcends from being a problem of opportunity to a mixed tangled problem of mindset and culture and many other things. Somehow talking about women safety and not talking about problems like infanticide

In India, I believe the problem of women safety transcends from being a problem of opportunity to a mixed tangled problem of mindset and culture and many other things. Somehow talking about women safety and not talking about problems like infanticide

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There was a law suit in Turkey about a rape case where a 16 year old girl was raped by her uncle(!) and the penalty is just announced. The penalty and and the reason for it is just unbelievable.

There was a law suit in Turkey about a rape case where a 16 year old girl was raped by her uncle(!) and the penalty is just announced. The penalty and and the reason for it is just unbelievable.

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* if someone tells you an area is not safe you don't feel safe
* women do not talk about their experiences out of shame, the fear to be worth less, and to keep the appearance of a happy family
* men who are not as successful as their wives might fe

* if someone tells you an area is not safe you don't feel safe * women do not talk about their experiences out of shame, the fear to be worth less, and to keep the appearance of a happy family * men who are not as successful as their wives might fe

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