Publication - 8 July 2019

Free to Be: Lima

Cat-calling, stalking, groping and worse – it doesn’t matter where they live, girls face harassment and abuse on a daily basis all around the world, simply because of their gender.

The magnitude of this global issue is the basis of recent research by Plan International where over 21,000 girls across Delhi, Kampala, Lima, Madrid and Sydney reported the areas in their city where they feel safe and unsafe, using our digital mapping tool developed in partnership with Monash University.

Now, we’re launching the findings in our Free to Be: Lima. Lima had a very high percentage of pins deemed bad compared to other cities. The threat of sexual harassment with and without physical contact was the main issue for the participants of Free to Be Lima. 84% of comments on bad pins noted sexual harassment of some kind and 55% of all bad pins identified gender-based discrimination as a factor in their experience of a place as bad.

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