2017 Women’s Congress: Women and Public Space

Women’s Congress 2017 addressed women’s right to access to and safety in public space as a public issue. Public space (both physical and online) is often believed to be gender neutral and open to all. Experience and research show that women’s access to and safety in public space(s) continues to be affected by gender-specific limitations.

On the most general level, women who enter public space often face gender-based attacks, threats of violence and bullying.