Helpful links

The following websites, research and apps have been brought together by stakeholders throughout development of the Charter. They provide women, participants and the community with additional knowledge and understanding of the importance to create a city safer for women.

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Websites

Confidential information, counselling and support service. Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

Our Watch has been established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children.

CPTED aims to reduce victimisation, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among residents so they can gain territorial control of areas and reduce opportunities for crime and fear of crime.

The charter is part of the Mayor of London’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and London’s commitment to the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces global initiative.

Respect.Now.Always. is a national campaign that aims to eliminate sexual assault and harassment on Australian campuses.

Find out how the UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women are ending violence against women.

The toolkit aims to help women and girls learn more about their human rights and how they can be used to achieve change in their life or the lives of other women and girls with disability.

Research

Free to be is a crowd-mapping tool developed in collaboration with CrowdSpot, Monash University XYX Lab and young women. It enables young women to identify and share public spaces that make them feel uneasy, scared or happy and safe.

The report presents data and individual lived experiences from women and girls living and working in Sydney. It outlines key recommendations aimed at developing a holistic and strategic approach engaging key stakeholders and decision makers in creating an equitable and inclusive Sydney.

This article published on Arch Daily discusses how Barcelona is undergoing major transformation with a female mayor onboard and an appetite to make the city more female-friendly.

This case study published by Apolitical investigates how Vienna has made the city a safer and more convenient place for women after incorporating a gender lens into urban design.

The City of Vienna has been addressing the issue of gender-sensitive planning already for more than two decades. This manual is a compilation of the ways in which gender mainstreaming is implemented at different scale levels and in different projects of urban planning in Vienna.

This article analyses data from Free to Be, looks at why brighter lighting doesn’t always equal safer places and how night time designers together with diverse user groups help shape a safer and more inclusive cities.

Apps

Sunny, an app for women and girls with disability to learn about violence and abuse. Sunny also supports users who have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic and family violence, to understand violence, know their rights and reach out for support.

Sonder is a personal safety monitoring and response service. Users get 24/7 assistance through the app or in-person.

Parachute is for independent individuals who take their safety very seriously and are looking for the best their phone can do for them in an emergency. Parachute uses your phone's sensors to continuously record video, audio and location data during an emergency.