What a Safe City Means to Me
ActionAid is launching its Safe Cities for Women campaign on 21st July, with an art exhibition themed What a Safe City Means to Me that will be open to the public on the 21st, 22nd and from the 29th until the 31st July in Filmbase, located in the heart of Temple Bar. The interactive exhibition will showcase pieces from various artists that illustrate their unique understanding of what a safe (or unsafe) city looks like. Different types of artworks such as paintings, sound effects, illustrations, photography, prints and fabric will be exhibited.
The aim of the campaign is to highlight that rising urban poverty and inequality, underpinned by a deeply embedded patriarchy, is feeding rising levels of sexual violence and a culture of fear in cities and urban spaces. The overarching goal of the campaign is to reduce women's experience and fear of sexual violence in cities and urban spaces and to help them uphold their rights to equal access to all public and urban spaces