(Program change) WOMEN , TRANSPORT AND LEADERSHIP: Seizing the Lead. Not Waiting for Permission

Program Name Change:

The full name of this international collaborative program has today been changed to “Women, Transport and Leadership: Seizing the Lead, Not Waiting for Permission”. For short, just “Women, Transport and Leadership” (or WTL)

Why?

Full gender parity in all sectors of transport policy and practice has been one of the main challenges of our international work here for the last 25 years.  (You will find a set of comprehensive one-click references to key elements of this program just below.)

The full name of this program since it first got underway in its present form in 2004 was “Gender, Equity and Transport”, shortened to Gatnet. (This being the name chosen by the original World Bank project at the time.)  Many people have worked hard in many places to advance this agenda.

However, to tell the truth progress on the agenda has been distressingly slow. In most part of the world painfully unsatisfactory. So, we have decided to notch up our impatience at this end and take a more activist, aggressive, insistent, even uncompromising approach. The road to equity and quality of life for women in this part of their daily lives will be the result of their capacity to build a strong consensus and strong support within the political agenda. After all, women hold the majority.  After quarter of a century of observing and trying to support the female agenda, I have to conclude that based on the results thus far obtained they cannot rely on the other half.

SUPPORTING REFERENCES AND TOOLS:

AND FROM WORLD STREETS

In this section, you will find many of the articles that we have published arguing in favor of gender parity in recent years. You may also wish to check out the supporting Facebook site here. * A good place to start: “To fix Sustainable Transport . . . “  – at http://wp.me/psKUY-3pz

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About the author:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. 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 and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions -- and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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