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Safety of Girls and Women in Public Spaces

Within the project implemented by UN Women organization “Safety of Girls and Women in Public Spaces” on May 31, 2023, the “First Thematic Workshop on Improving Public Urban Planning Policies” was held, implemented by the expert team of the Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia – IAUS.

The project is supported by the Coordination Body for Gender Equality, the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs and the British Embassy in Belgrade. We would like to thank the Urban Planning Institute of Belgrade PUE, which provided the space in which the workshops will be held.

The meeting was opened and welcomed by Mr. Đorđe Milić, Assistant Minister for Spatial and Urban Planning, Mrs. Stephanie Shillinglaw, Programme Director of the British Embassy in Belgrade and Mrs. Tijana Milošević, representative of UN Women.

The IAUS team presented this phase of the project, the content of the planned workshops and the projected goal, held presentations on the role of participation in creating public policies and planning solutions and an introductory lecture on the importance of urban security, the relationship between public city spaces and users, personal sense of security from the point of view of women and girls and proposals for measures to improve the situation. Presentations from the first workshop are available to all participants in PDF format: 01 Introduction; 02 Participation; 03 Public safety.

We would like to thank all those present for their attention and desire to get involved in this project and contribute their ideas to the efforts to ensure better and gender-equal conditions for the use of public urban spaces.

We would like to remind you of the following scheduled workshops:

June 9th, 20239.00-13.30Implementation of thematic measures in the existing methodology and procedures of urban planning, workshop created for experts in the field of urban planning and planning
June, 16th 20239.00-13.30Measures to improve the conditions of use of public spaces from the aspect of safety of women and girls, workshop created for experts in the field of space care, its maintenance and municipal equipment
June, 23rd 20239.30-13.00Forming a legal framework at the national level for the prevention of violence against women and girls in public spaces, a workshop created for decision-makers
September 8th 20239.30-13.00Final workshop, review of the notes, awarding certificates to participants
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