COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: We are hosting a series of workshops focused on capacity building with local authorities - including the city council, the city guard and the urban planning office - to share ideas, tactics, and a unified vision towards a women-led city. The workshop, "Implementing Women Safety Audits in Public Spaces," is where women can evaluate public spaces and recommend changes to their physical environment. Also, we are partnering with civil society organizations, such as BH em Ciclo, Instituto Nossa BH, Tarifa Zero, to create a common agenda to combat harassment in the city. It is crucial to engage architecture and engineering students to not only pass on a gender perspective, but also to enable them to conduct Women's Safety Audits in the future.
PARTNERS: BH em Ciclo – support for the strategic organization of Women's Safety Audits; Nossa BH – support for the logistical and financial organization of Women's Safety Audits; UN Habitat – institutional support for the Women's Safety Audit to be held at UFMG's university campus; BH Trans (Belo Horizonte Transport Operator) - Institutional and financial support in the construction of initiatives to facilitate reports of sexual harassment in public spaces and transportation.; Gender Equity Committee - institutional and financial support for the organization of the seminar “Dialogue for Equity: public policies and citizenship in Belo Horizonte”; City Council Women's Commission - support in the organization of the seminar and workshops “For the Life of Women: Feminicide and Mobility”