The Peace in Our Cities network seeks to galvanize mayors, city governments, and civil society organizations to halve urban violence by 2030.
IN OUR CITIES
ABOUT THE NETWORK
More people are dying on the streets of the world’s cities than in conflict zones, yet we have failed to give the problem sufficient attention.
Growing urban areas, strained social services, and increasing patterns of precarity and inequality threaten to further exacerbate violence patterns in cities.
Luckily, we have tried and tested tools and evidence-based solutions which have in the past helped drastically reduce violence in cities across the world.
Peace in Our Cities, a network of 23 cities and 40 community-based and international partners, has quickly established itself as a pioneering platform championing bold urban violence reduction goals and actionable ideas. We seek to work with city leaders and partners to halve urban violence by creating concrete, participatory, and evidence-based platforms that make progress toward SDG16+ with an initial focus on SDG16.1 (to significantly reduce all forms of violence).
Since our launch in 2019, Peace in Our Cities has evolved into a platform working to:
Central African Republic
Trinidad & Tobago
In June 2020, the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) together with the Peace in Our Cities Network launched the first ever global resolution to reduce urban violence, committing cities to a 50 percent reduction by 2030.