The Safe Cities Programme of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or UN Women and the Quezon City Government kicked off the campaign in celebration of National Women's Month.
The Safe Cities Quezon City Programme held back-to-back events last March 7, 2016 started with a Press Conference & Media Launch of results from How Safe are Women in our City Streets? - A baseline study on street harassment and sexual violence against women and girls in Public Spaces.
The hosts: Jules Galang and Karla Paderna of PTV 4 "Good Morning , Boss"
The campaign began with "Lighting the Way to Safe Cities". Thus, the symbolic act of lighting the sky lantern.
There was a grand assembly of government, NGOs, other civil society organizations, and UN agencies as a show of support and to participate in a lighting ceremony that is expected to be a visual spectacle which aimed to raise awareness on the issue of street harassment and sexual violence against women and girls (SVAWG) in public spaces.
Quezon City is the pilot city of the Safe Cities Global Initiative implemented by UN Women in the Philippines.