Every day, women and girls around the world face street harassment and violence in their own cities. Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of violence against women, holding them back from working, from socialising, from learning, and from living with freedom and dignity.
For the poorest and most marginalised women, it’s even worse – bad lighting in their communities, exploitative working conditions and insufficient policing all make violence more likely.
Violence against women happens all over the world because of deeply unequal gender roles. It spans continents, and affects a shocking number of women and girls. This is not acceptable. No woman or girl, no matter where she lives, should have to feel afraid on the streets of her own city.
LOST Safe Cities for Women Campaign
Lost demands safe cities for women. We campaign in 20 countries to make governments, businesses and individuals take action, and to end the sexist attitudes behind the culture of violence against women.
In the face of constant attacks on our fundamental rights, women everywhere are fighting for the right to be safe in our cities.