Editor’s Note

Happy Birthday, WAF!

Dear Readers:

Welcome to our third anniversary issue, which we devote to feminist urbanism, the movement to make cities safer, more inclusive and women-friendly, and to increase women’s engagement in urban planning and design. Read more…

    BLOG

EVERYONE HAS AN EQUAL RIGHT TO ACCESS PUBLIC SPACES—THAT’S WHY THEY’RE CALLED “PUBLIC”

In Sydney most young women experience street harassment on almost a daily basis.

    BLOG

MONTREAL: CONFRONTING THE SEXIST CITY

Kathryn Travers from Safer Cities discusses Montreal’s pioneering efforts for a safer and more inclusive city.

 

    FILM REVIEW

“ASK FOR JANE”: WOMEN HELPING WOMEN IN THE 70'S

“Ask For Jane” is based on the true story of a group of Chicago women who helped more than 11,000 others get safe abortions in the years just before Roe v. Wade.

     PODCAST

MEET MANDY MANNING, THE 2018 NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Mandy Manning talks about her work teaching refugee students in Washington state, her personal reflections on meeting President Trump and presenting him with letters from her students.

     SPOTLIGHTS 

SAFETIPIN: A MOBILE APP TOOL TO BUILD SAFER CITIES

Learn about “Safetipin” an app that is helping women in India, Colombia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea navigate existing streetscapes more safely.

      BLOG

YOUNG REFUGEES IN BALTIMORE TAUGHT ME THE LESSONS OF A LIFETIME

“Denying a child a hug, to sit on your lap, or even to hold your hand would result as the most difficult challenge of my experience”, says a young volunteer at the Refugee Youth Project in Baltimore.

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