What is it?
Women and girls face daily challenges when it comes to safety in public spaces and often make specific choices to avoid the public spaces where they feel unsafe. If you feel safe or unsafe in a public space, we want to know.
SafeCityYEG is a web-based mapping tool that allows you to anonymously place pins where you feel safe or unsafe in Edmonton. Your input will tell us where changes may be required to improve safety in our city.
Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative
In 2016, Edmonton became the second city in Canada to participate in the United Nations Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces program. As a member city, we commit to working toward solutions to improve safety and decrease sexual violence for women and girls in public spaces. To better understand the issues of sexual violence in Edmonton, research was done in 2017 and reported in the Edmonton: Safe City Study
Following the study, SafeCityYeg was developed as a tool to further engage citizens, specifically women and girls, to better identify and understand safety issues in Edmonton. The information collected will help further the vision of Edmonton: SafeCity. The vision that in Edmonton, women and girls in all their diversity participate freely and fully in public spaces without fear or experience of sexual violence.
By taking a moment to tell us where you feel safe and unsafe, you will be providing information that will help shape future actions and potentially see changes to public spaces, practices, policies, programs and initiatives.
United Nations Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum
The City hosted the forum in Edmonton in October 2018. It brought together more than 200 leaders and experts from 25 countries to share and discuss evidence-based approaches, leading practices, tools and innovative strategies in an effort to create safer cities and public spaces.