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The Covid-19 pandemic abruptly shocked the global economy. Millions of people around the world have been impacted by the pandemic in some way or the other. Cities are at the forefront facing the pandemic and its multidimensional impacts. The impact that Covid-19 has had on...

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own” -Audra Lorde, 1981 In 1991, scholar Elizabeth A. Kissling called street harassment a form of sexual terrorism as one never knows when it can happen—or how far it...

#Choosetochallenge how space is ‘dressed’ to fit only capitalist, misogynist heteronormative ideals. Cities are for everyone, from the migrants to the farmers, from the young to the old, from LGBTQI persons to the sex worker. In the 1990s, different streams of academics, like geographers and urban...

Technology is an integral part of our lives and the way our cities are managed. We see it in smart lights, in the proliferation of CCTV cameras, in the use of technology to manage traffic and emergency apps among others. There are also a range...

The Global Coalition on Inclusive and Safe Spaces and Cities for Women and Girls, as a member of the Leadership Group of the UN Generation Equality Action Coalition to end GBV convened the first of its webinars on December 8th to commemorate the Global 16...

Over the last six years, Safetipin has been using its apps to conduct safety audits in public places and citywide mapping around the world. The collected data in the form of audit pins and images are coded to create spatial data layers on physical infrastructure...

At Safetipin, our work is aimed at making public spaces safer for women. So, I have spent a considerable amount of time understanding what safety means and within that, what it means to different people. For the 19-year old married woman I met in a village...

I can’t remember the first time I went out alone late at night on my own, for a gig in Delhi. I had been out before, but always with a male friend, or other female companions. The reason I don’t remember it is because at...