2

TCWNN Logo F-02 (2).png

PEACE AND SAFETY

Capture d’écran 2022-06-23 à 09.28.54.png
Going on a Walk
Capture d’écran 2022-03-31 à 12.36.48.png

PRINCIPLE 2: PEACE AND SAFETY

TCWNN IS FREE FROM VIOLENCE, WAR AND FOSTERS A CULTURE OF PEACE.

 

1. TCWNN is free from war, violence and crime. It is an open, sustainable and safe city, welcoming night and day, inviting all people to use its streets, parks, open and public spaces and transit without fear.

2. TCWNN strives to eliminate fears of the scourge of war and endeavors to foster peace for all. It adopts urban safety and security strategies based on human rights and the respect of the rule of law. It actively addresses cultures of violence, intolerance and corruption and promote a culture of lawfulness, civic responsibility, social cohesion and solidarity.

3. TCWNN responds to refugee and migration challenges as a matter of human dignity and social responsibility. It plans for and ensures the treatment of refugees and internally displaced people following international humanitarian and human rights.

4. TCWNN actively engages and involves people of all genders, ages, and communities in the planning, design, budgeting and implementation of safety and security interventions. It ensures the safety of women, girls, LGBTQ persons, children, older persons, persons with disabilities, minorities, migrants and refugees in both public and workplaces, including through strategies such as street lighting that provides safety at night for people walking with all hues of skin color.

5. TCWNN fosters a culture of peace and freedom by working together with all stakeholder groups in organizing inter-generational, inter-cultural dialogue and programs to promote understanding, tolerance and communications to guarantee better quality of life.

6. TCWNN takes responsibility in preventing crime and in taking care of children and youth at risk providing education, active recreation opportunities, sources of employment, and opportunities to thrive.

7. TCWNN enacts urban legislation supporting the right to the city and frameworks to mediate conflicts of interests. TCWNN considers various strategies, including reparative justice programs, to reconcile social inequalities and inequities.

PRIORITY ACTIONS

1. Put in place and implement inclusive urban safety and security policies and strategies addressing all areas of the city, including marginal urban, peri-urban and other settlements, to avoid piece-meal neighbourhood interventions that can displace crime.

2. Strengthen the capacity of local governments in understanding and integrating safety and security in plans and budgets, the development of inclusive and participatory mechanisms, the monitoring and evaluation of interventions, and the use of knowledge-based practices.

3. Create fora and living labs for people from different communities, ages and gender identities to exchange and foster a culture of peace, cooperation and trust amongst citizens and institutions. These will ensure that urban safety and security policies and strategies are constantly updated to reflect on-the-ground realities and emerging problems.

4. Ensure that all urban safety and security measures, initiatives and investments address the specific interests and needs of women and girls, children and youth, and persons in vulnerable situations, including migrants, unhoused populations, people of color, persons with disabilities and older persons, in order to leave no one behind when addressing social and gender norms surrounding safety and security.

5. Advocate , collaborate, mobilize resources and build capacities of stakeholders to build partnerships to prevent, respond to, and end ethnic, gender and racial based violence.