Photo credit: Vitaliy Shevelev / UN Women Ukraine

Rubizhne, Luhansk Oblast, May 2019 – The city of Rubizhne in Luhansk Oblast is to become the first city in Ukraine to pilot the methodology of a UN Women Global initiative called “Safe City and Safe Public Spaces.”

Over the next few weeks, the citizens of Rubizhne will participate in a Safety Audit, to collect data information on safety and security in different parts of the city, which will used in the implementation of the Safe City program in Rubizhne.

Globally, already 35 cities have launched “Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces” initiatives, which aim to end violence against women and girls and to create inclusive, safe and sustainable cities for women and girls.

The Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces pilot initiative is being implemented under the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme by four UN agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The Programme is supported by ten international partners: the European Union, the European Investment Bank and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.

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