Who do you know who is giving these critical challenges of gender, equity and transport their consistent attention, place after place, year after year and measure after measure in . . . Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon, Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, United,States, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. And who talk to each other about it?
Have you heard about Gatnet? 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.
Let’s have a look.
Gender, Equity and Transport Forum 2.0
Origins, overview & supporting tool
GATNET ON DGROUPS at https://dgroups.org/worldbank/gatnet: Since 2003 this international listserv initiated by the World Bank and International Forum for Rural Transport and Development has served as a self-organizing open network bringing together more than 200 concerned collaborating researchers and policy makers coming from 56 countries on all continents. Strength in numbers!
- Discussions – https://dgroups.org/worldbank/gatnet/discussions
- Members – https://dgroups.org/worldbank/gatnet/members
- Library – https://dgroups.org/worldbank/gatnet/library
- Dgroups Member Map – https://goo.gl/agVSZ0
GENDER, EQUITY & TRANSPORT FORUM 2.0 at https://gatnet.wordpress.com/: Complements the original Dgroups site as a multi-level platform bringing in a range of supporting media and tools tightly integrated to the original si – e. (2,923 followers)
- Gatnet 2.0 Universal Search – https://goo.gl/fDb0nr
- Gatnet on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/gatnet
- Gatnet on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8123470
- Gatnet on Twitter – https://twitter.com/e_gatnet
- Open Library – https://goo.gl/PiRO4Z
- Scholarly articles – https://goo.gl/vsI9eQ
- News – https://goo.gl/vMM3FY
- Videotec – https://goo.gl/eBhYSe
- Photo Library – https://www.facebook.com/groups/gatnet/photos
- World Streets Gender Initiative – https://goo.gl/M7YlmF
- Gatnet 2.0 Member Map – https://goo.gl/FVaDGj
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Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton