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In the wake of the notorious gang rape of a young woman in Delhi, and in the run-up to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, 4-15 March 2013, today we launch a series of articles focused on how we can eliminate violence against women and girls in our cities, produced in collaboration with the Huairou Commission, as part of their Global Day of Action for Safer Cities.

The Economist conference 'Future Cities: managing Africa's urban transformation' was held in Lagos last month. A rosy picture for foreign investors, but what kind of future is being offered the ordinary African?

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Public violence is not limited to rape or harassment. Any woman who has limited her movement, subconsciously or consciously, has experienced violence in the form of insecurity, fear and oppression.

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