GENDER, EQUITY & TRANSPORT FORUM 2.0.

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MISSION STATEMENT – a community of practice and public policy program on Gender and Transport, addressing the problems of women, particularly Southern women and girls facing the everyday reality of gender inequality in the transport sector. The program deals with specific problems in specific places in Africa, Asia and Latin America, both cities and in very poor outlying rural areas where safe and fair access is an enormous problem of day-to-day life, often falling especially hard on women and young girls.

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“Feminism and Sustainable Development in Ukraine”

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From the graduate seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the  Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris a student thesis on “Feminism and Sustainable development in Ukraine”.  The report is available for review and comment at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B41h-Am2TpUHYXBsUTlNS29kTkk.

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News from Transaid: Inspiring women to take charge of their own health and increasingly their own transport

Update from Caroline Barber, Head of Programmes, Transaid

africa woman on bicycleThe organisation I work for (Transaid) were involved in an initiative to train female drivers and transport officers from a cooperative in Accra so that they could manage the transport of agricultural products to market themselves. This was back in 2007/2008. The programme had some success but there were a number of challenges, for example perceived issues of security for women drivers on long distance vehicles, the carrying capacity of the vehicles (which were sourced as a donation) were also probably too small to really drive down the transport costs enough. In time some of the coops decided to turn the vehicles into tro tros (mini bus taxis and hire men to drive them).

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Archives: Including Gender in the World Bank Transport Strategy (2006)

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World Bank Position Paper of August 2006

How far have we come on the issues that bring us here over the last decade?  What better way to find out than to have  a look at the position paper prepared by the World Bank in August 2006.

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What Does Gender Have to Do with Safe and Abundant Cycling?

– – – > IT TURNS OUT QUITE A LOT. KEEP READING.

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Source: https://momentummag.com/a-little-more-fuel-for-the-helmet-debate-fire/

Researchers in Canada have determined that mandatory helmet laws have no impact on bicycling injury hospitalization rates. Other factors, namely mode share, were much more likely to affect the outcome.

Main conclusions of investigation:

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JOKING ABOUT RAPING WOMEN

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“Can we stop with the rape jokes already?”

– February 7, 2016.. Article in today’s The Malaysian Insider

– Full text at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/…/can-we-stop-with-the-r…

“Why does your hair look like it has been gang raped?” So asked a friend of mine as I stepped into the cool air-conditioned room after a long afternoon walk under the scorching George Town sun, my hair fried to a crispy frizz.

Rape jokes are aplenty in the world, and just like perpetrators of any acts of violence against women (VAW), those who “crack” rape jokes can be anyone – of any gender, age group, religion, class, etc.

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