Navigating the City- Women in Public Spaces

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted May 29, 2018 from India

On 18th May, SheThePeople @SheThePeopleTV conducted a tweetchat on our handle @pinthecreep about women’s access to public spaces as a part of the Feminist Conference organised by them.


The chat began by first questioning the women present on the chat whether they have always felt the need to factor in thier safety when they travel within the city. They were then asked what steps they take to ensure their safety when travelling in a city, either one they live in or one they might be visiting. The question then opened to everyone on the chat to share their thoughts on what makes women vulnerable in public spaces and how women can reclaim the city, and public spaces, and renegotiate these spaces on their own terms. The chat ended by asking the audience for their suggestions on steps they would like the authorities to put into place to help women feel safer in public places.


A Tweetchat by SheThePeopleTV!

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Jill Langhus
May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018

Hi Safecity. Thanks for sharing your chat with us. Do you get a lot of participation on your chats? I hope that awareness and involvement is increasing.

Paulina Nayra
May 06, 2019
May 06, 2019

This is a good idea Elsa. This initiative is like mainstreaming gender in sustainable development goals no. 5 on Gender Equality and SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities. The process is evocative and can elicit helpful ideas on how to make the spaces safe from women themselves. Thanks for the new learning.