Guidelines for an Index on Gender Friendly Cities
To address the issue of lack of safety in public spaces and fear that women and girls face in them—a tool to assess and measure the quality of built environment and its infrastructure is essential. Safety indices for cities could be such a tool to evaluate these attributes of the city through specific indicators. Developing this set of guidelines also attempts to build a unique tool to evaluate Indian cities from a gender safety perspective. These key indicators will help evaluate the city’s safety status from a range of aspects of the built environment and its infrastructure which impacts both actual safety and its perception in cities.