Make Cities Safer for Girls

Rehana, 15, lives in a crowded area of west Delhi with her parents and two brothers.

Her father watches from a distance to make sure she gets to school safely, and is there to walk her home again. Parents are scared to let their daughters out at night, and girls like Rehana need to protect themselves.

"A man standing behind me on the bus started to touch me inappropriately. I had a safety pin on my necklace and I pricked him with it really badly. Only then he moved."

Plan International works with communities to improve safety for girls in dangerous parts of Delhi. Some shopkeepers now display signs to show their shop is a safe space for girls who feel threatened, and rickshaw drivers have a new code of conduct.

Safe buildings and streets are a good start, but there's much more we can do with your help.

This October, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development is enacting a New Urban Agenda. Stand with Plan International in calling on the needs of girls to be included in this agenda.
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