“How are we meant to protect ourselves if we don’t have that information?”, says Marjorie, 16, who lives with her mother in the district of Carabayllo in Lima, Peru and is eager to spread knowledge about all kinds of safety.
Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is the city where Ugandan girls are most at risk of kidnapping and murder, according to a recent research by Plan International.
In Sydney most young women experience street harassment on almost a daily basis.
“After participating in Safer Cities for Girls, I’ve become a different person,” says Nada. “It’s increased my self-esteem and self-confidence. Now when I walk down the street, I’m no longer frightened because I know how to protect myself.”