Born to be free: A regional study of interventions to enhance women and girls' safety and mobility in public space


UN Women Asia-Pacific

The Director of the Equality Institute, Dr Emma Fulu, was engaged by the UN Women Asia-Pacific Regional Office to research and produce a report that identifies evidence-based recommendations for constructing the most effective policies, programmes and strategies to enhance women and girls’ safety and mobility in public spaces from selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

The study included field visits to Jakarta, Indonesia; Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Seoul, Republic of Korea. A review of 55 evaluated interventions, a survey conducted with over 118 stakeholders working on the issue globally, and over 50 in-depth interviews, identified opportunities, challenges and lessons learned from current practices.

Access the resource here.

Photos by Chris Palethorpe.