The Inter American Bank’s Moviliblog (Transport ideas for Latin America and the Caribean) has just published an article on this topic in Spanish under the title “¡Estoy harta de que me toquen en el bus!”, which is available in the Spanish original here — http://goo.gl/hHvP4p – and in a serviceable Google translation here– http://goo.gl/hI11WC.
The English translation opens with this:
I’m sick of being played on the bus! That’s what Alexandra Parra must have thought when, after getting off the Transmilenio in which he went to work in the center of Bogotá, decided to publicly denounce the sexual harassment she had suffered . It is not an isolated case, many women in the region suffer this humiliating treatment in the media of mass transit, crowded or not, become free zone for touching, harassment and even rape. There are even groups of offenders who encourage these abuses on the Internet .
* This post was originally published by author Luz Caballero in What if we talk about equality?
About the author:
Luz Caballero is Senior Gender Specialist with sound experience mainstreaming Gender Equality and Women´s Empowerment in: Transport, Energy, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture and Climate Change. Her professional career began in the private sector, where she worked directly in power engineering, urban transport and the Acciona group in Africa and Spain.. Currently she provides technical support for Transport division IDB in order to advance the integration of gender equality in areas such as transport, energy, agriculture, water and sanitation and climate change. She has also worked on gender mainstreaming at the World Bank. She is an economist and Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Valladolid, Spain.
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