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Free to be: mapping girls' safety in cities


Free to be: mapping girls' safety in Delhi, Kampala, Lima, Madrid and Sydney

These reports help to understand the experiences of girls and young women in 5 of the world's largest cities.

The information is sourced from the crowd-mapping website Free to Be that enabled young women to identify and share the location of public spaces where they feel safe or unsafe. It was designed in collaboration with CrowdSpot, Monash University and young women from Melbourne.

Free to Be has been implemented in Delhi (India), Kampala (Uganda), Lima (Peru), Madrid (Spain) and Sydney (Australia). Reports from each city are available to download containing details about the comments and information girls gave on the safety of locations in their cities as well as their recommendations on how to make them safer.

Plan International's State of the World Girls' report 2018 Unsafe in the City is a summary of the findings from these reports.