Safer cities for women: one project takes off in the Philippines

Quezon City. UNIFEED (video capture)

One suburb of the Filipino capital, Manila, is trying to confront the issue of violence against women using a novel form of community patrolling.

Women's Safety Audits are a "participatory tool" being piloted as part of the UN Women Safe Cities initiative.

The idea is to discourage physical or sexual violence against women and girls by empowering concerned citizens to patrol their own neighbourhoods, and come up with solutions to make them safer.

Matthew Wells has been taking a look at how it's working so far in Quezon City.

Duration: 2’33″

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