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Make cities safer for girls

What makes you pick up the pace on your walk home?

Our research shows that girls fear abuse and harassment on their very own streets.

World leaders will be meeting for the third United Nations’ Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). This is our opportunity to tell them to prioritise the needs of young girls and make our cities safer. Find out more about the campaign and stand up for girls by signing our petition.


  • Over a fifth of British women aged 18 and over say they experienced unwanted sexual contact in or around school when they were girls. It’s a global issue: this school year, 246 million children worldwide will be affected by violence at school. Help us put a stop to it.
  • WATCH Sadiki's story and find out what happened when she tried to say no to her teacher.
  • WATCH Lillian's story. She was attacked on her way home from school but after counselling still has hope for the future.
  • Experience my story in virtual reality and find out how I overcame FGM and all obstacles to became a female teacher. Be transported to Sierra Leone.
  • We’re shining the spotlight on the situation for girls in the UK. In their own words, listen to the girls of the UK and read our new report.
  • As world leaders meet in Quito to discuss the way future cities will be built, will you make sure they prioritise safety for girls?

If you are a child affected by bullying or violence, please call ChildLine free on 0800 1111.
If you are concerned about a child’s safety, call the NSPCC’s helpline on 0808 800 5000.

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