The challenge

Cities hold great potential to address gender inequalities and create equal opportunities for all. However, this is often not the case. In cities across the globe, women face discrimination, lack of voice, poor safety and poverty in cities. Women and girls do not always have equal access to public space, mobility and local governance.


Safety and access to public spaces for both
girls and boys
has improved in five cities benefiting over 662,000 children.
In Dhaka, Bangladesh
for the first time
girls and women have access to a formerly exclusive male space.