“Feminism and Sustainable Development in Ukraine”

Ukraine femnist poster


From the graduate seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the  Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris a student thesis on “Feminism and Sustainable development in Ukraine”.  The report is available for review and comment at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B41h-Am2TpUHYXBsUTlNS29kTkk.

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News from Transaid: Inspiring women to take charge of their own health and increasingly their own transport

Update from Caroline Barber, Head of Programmes, Transaid

africa woman on bicycleThe organisation I work for (Transaid) were involved in an initiative to train female drivers and transport officers from a cooperative in Accra so that they could manage the transport of agricultural products to market themselves. This was back in 2007/2008. The programme had some success but there were a number of challenges, for example perceived issues of security for women drivers on long distance vehicles, the carrying capacity of the vehicles (which were sourced as a donation) were also probably too small to really drive down the transport costs enough. In time some of the coops decided to turn the vehicles into tro tros (mini bus taxis and hire men to drive them).

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Archives: Including Gender in the World Bank Transport Strategy (2006)

Africa togo women loaded cocnts

World Bank Position Paper of August 2006

How far have we come on the issues that bring us here over the last decade?  What better way to find out than to have  a look at the position paper prepared by the World Bank in August 2006.

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What Does Gender Have to Do with Safe and Abundant Cycling?


Canada woman helmet infrasructure momentummag.com

Source: https://momentummag.com/a-little-more-fuel-for-the-helmet-debate-fire/

Researchers in Canada have determined that mandatory helmet laws have no impact on bicycling injury hospitalization rates. Other factors, namely mode share, were much more likely to affect the outcome.

Main conclusions of investigation:

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“Can we stop with the rape jokes already?”

– February 7, 2016.. Article in today’s The Malaysian Insider

– Full text at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/…/can-we-stop-with-the-r…

“Why does your hair look like it has been gang raped?” So asked a friend of mine as I stepped into the cool air-conditioned room after a long afternoon walk under the scorching George Town sun, my hair fried to a crispy frizz.

Rape jokes are aplenty in the world, and just like perpetrators of any acts of violence against women (VAW), those who “crack” rape jokes can be anyone – of any gender, age group, religion, class, etc.

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“Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Transport – Call for research concepts

Centrral African repulic women buidling road
The Research for Community Access Partnership would like to inform you of the following opportunity:

Call for Research concepts in “Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Transport”

Following on from the Gender Mainstreaming discussion facilitated on GATNET during November-December 2015, The Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) is pleased to publish a call for research concepts from researchers and practitioners to further explore aspects that will contribute to the key research areas.
ReCAP is interested in supporting an understanding of Gender Mainstreaming among those within the ReCAP community and beyond who are able to influence policy and practice in Africa and Asia (particularly in ReCAP partner countries). Individuals or organisations in Africa and Asia can submit research concepts, independently or in collaboration with other individuals or organisations in Africa, Asia or the rest of the world.
ReCAP envisages commissioning a ‘cluster’ of several proposals, each less than GBP 50,000. However, one or more larger collaborative projects could be considered.
Interested organisations or individuals can request the full document by sending an e-mail to Edson.Madeira@cardno.com with copy to Rebecca.Hunt@Cardno.uk.com, stating the project reference No.GEN2044B on the e-mail subject.
All submissions must be received by no later than 22nd February 2016, 17:00 UK time.
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For further information about the ReCAP please visit http://www.research4cap.org 
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