A project in cooperation with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Zonta International has supported the Safe Cities Program in Guatemala and El Salvador since 2008. This biennium, Zonta will direct its support to the Safe Cities for Women project in Honduras.
More than 50% of the world's population –approximately 3.4 billion people – lives in cities today, and this number is projected to increase to 69% by 2015. With this rapid urbanization increased risks for citizens of urban areas, especially women and children. Many face sexual assault or harassment on streets, public transportation or in their own neighborhoods. The Safe Cities Program addresses the issue of urban violence by working with local authorities and organizations on the ground to build awareness and solutions.
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