Asia’s Dark Alleys: Making Cities Safer for Women
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Making a city safe for women
The Safer Cities Program, organized by UN–HABITAT, calls for officials in developing countries to prevent crime and violence against women – including both public harassment and abuse within the home – through the use of advocacy and training. This effort includes improving the city’s physical environment, including better street lighting and safer transportation options, developed with the consultation and participation of women in the community.
Causes of crime against women in Thailand
- Dark areas, such as poorly lit bus stops or pathways, including abandoned buildings can be risky areas where crimes against women may happen. The survey of the Government Housing Bank found that Bangkok had about 500 abandoned buildings.
- Drug use increases the possibility of perpetrating crimes
- Police officers tend to be passive about the dangers threatening women.
- ADB (2013), “Asia’s Dark Alleys: Making Cities Safer for Women”
- UN-HABITAT, Safer Cities Programme
- Thai PBS (2014), “Bangkok’s public transport is unsafe to travel at night for women”
- The Peak (2014), “Night walk raises safety awareness for women”
- Mr. Piyavat Sirakriengkrai 54148010109
- Mr. Wittanut Jitrawannachai 54148010203
- Mr. Wiwat Wiyasing 54148010232
- Mr. Soravit Apisakulrat 54148010375