Women suffer in many ways from the transport arrangements that exist in most poor parts of the world, and not least in rural and poor urban areas where women and girls are required to perform many burdensome and health-threatening tasks. But public policy and investments rarely take this into account. The Gatnet program was created in an attempt to do something about this.
Gatnet is a community of practice and public policy program on Gender and Transport, addressing the problems of women, particularly Southern women, 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, mainly in very poor outlying areas where access is an enormous problem of day-to-day life, often falling especially hard on women and young girls.
This collaborative forum builds on the work accomplished over the last half decade on the DGroups listserve at http://dgroups.org/worldbank/GATNET