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The exploitation of women and girls occurs in all forms, including sexual and physical violence and human trafficking. Designing a plan to keep women and girls safe in public and private places involves improving architectural structures and social interactions. The United Nations and its government partners work with communities to develop strategies in order to construct physical spaces (e.g., lighted buildings, fences, pedestrian pathways, and security officer stations) for women and girls to live securely in urban and rural areas nationally and internationally. The partnership also works to change citizen expectations regarding the safety and security of women and girls. The safety, security, and privacy protections for women and girls are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the United Nations as ...

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