Safe cities and safe public spaces free of violence against women and girls are increasingly recognized as a priority issue for sustainable development. In a recent article Caroline Moser (2016) identified ‘safe cities’ as one of the three actionable areas of the NUA that has the potential to be gender transformative. Since the Take Back the Night marches of the 1970s, there have been various efforts aimed at increasing women’s safety in cities, which has resulted in innovating programmes, action research and in some cities, including Quito, policy change. This important knowledge base means that already, tools, inspiring practices, data and subject matter experts are available to support the implementation of the NUA as it related to safe cities for women and girls. This session will be an opportunity to discuss how to implement the NUA so that public spaces are safe and accessible for all, in such areas as public transport, and for example how intersectional data collection and city wide strategies for ending sexual violence can further this goal.