Many of the key gender issues relating to the transport sector in the Pacific region – different travel needs of women from those of men, safety requirements, access to economic opportunities – are the same experienced by women across the world. Contexts may differ from that of Pacific Island nations beset by geographical, as well as socio-cultural challenges, however many issues are in common. Even within countries, transport needs vary greatly from a rural context to urban or peri-urban environments, as well as intra-national differences within island nations.
– Author: Kim Titcombe. Independent consultant based in Europe and in Australia, specialized in the area of gender and development
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)
This page summarizes a collection of key references for planners, policy makers, NGOs and others concerned with issues relating to gender and transport.
WELCOME TO GATNET ON DGROUPS – https://dgroups.org/worldbank/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.
GENDER, EQUITY & TRANSPORT FORUM 2.0 – https://gatnet.wordpress.com/. An open, self-organized multi-media toolset and extension of the original Dgroups site. Designed to complement, work in parallel with and not as a substitute for the original listserv. Presently under construction – feedback and ideas solicited. Fully operational version targeted for Spring 2017.
And from World Streets:
QUESTIONS/HELP: For questions about site organization, participation or if you wish to help in this open project drop a line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Comments and suggestions for other key sources welcome. Please email to email@example.com. Thanks.
Gatnet: Collaborative problem-solving for a world-wide action agenda
Following a discussion on GATNET that took place during November-December 2015 — refernce http://wp.me/p1bevG-7d — around why gender has not been mainstreamed into the rural transport sector and why addressing gender issues in rural transport has not been transformative, changing the unequal relations between women and men, UK AID has commissioned seven research programmes in Asia and Africa to explore these issues further. The countries in which the research is taking place are Nepal (in South Asia), Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone,Liberia, Uganda and Ghana (in Africa). (See http://www.research4cap.org/SitePages/Home.aspx or join GATNET (below) for further updates).
The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 5 of the UN says: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. All of the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals sound all-encompassing and too lofty to be pursued in a realistic manner. That, however, is the idea. The SDGs are value-pillars which guide planners while they go about their mundane tasks of drawing up maps and fighting resource crunches. Fortunately, the New Urban Agenda adopted in Habitat III breaks down these goals into sub-topics that people can wrap their heads around and know how to create a path towards achieving that utopian ideal.
Take it to the World’s Streets
A call for Europe-wide public assemblies of women, men and families in support of our Polish sisters as a time of great need
Pass it on/Make it happen.