GENDER, EQUITY & TRANSPORT FORUM 2.0.

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MISSION STATEMENT – 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.

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KNOOGLE: Gatnet 2.0 Combined Search Engine – Trial run

magnifying glassWe invite you to try this on the topic of our November Dialogue led by Pri  in Dgroups Gatnet site at https://dgroups.org/worldbank/gatnet/ .

 

1. Call up our in-process Gatnet 2.0 search engine – https://goo.gl/EOjBpI

 

2. Pop in the following keywords: “gender mainstreaming rural transport”

 

3. Have a look and if your time permits it would be useful for improving this tool if you might share your comments and suggestions.

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Gatnet 2.0: Gearing up for 2016

Dear Gatnet Friends and Colleagues,
zetabyte-image-largeWhen Priyanthi Fernando decided to invite an innovative month-long peer dialogue on Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Transport in November, I was fascinated by her idea on several scores.  First, the topic itself and very curious to see what the 150 or so people from various corners of the world signed into Gatnet would have to share and create together on this subject. And second, I was intrigued to see how our somewhat sagging original Dgroups website package was going to be able to support these exchanges. So I decided to jump in with both feet and as the exchanges moved along, I was struck by two things in turn.

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Gender, Equity & Transport Forum in Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada . . .

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Gender, Equity and Transport Forum 2.0

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

magnifying glassGNet 2.0 is ready to go.  You can have access to its full content, simply by clicking to https://gatnet.wordpress.com/ and starting to read. However to get full benefit, you may wish to have a look at the following user hints.

Sliding left menu:  Click the + sign or colored bar to your left, to find a handy menu showing the chief categories and functions of this site

Searching content: You will find on the right menu four search engines, each of which is tailored to do a different job.  Search by: (a) Keywords, (b) Categories, (c) Date and (d) a Marco Search utility which searches all the linked sites and programs.  You will also find all the postings of the last month in the section entitled LATEST POSTS a bit further down on the right menu.

To Read:  No problem. Click to https://gatnet.wordpress.com/ and read away.  To read the Comments click the Comments link to left of title.

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Working with Links & Sources

You will see the current listing of identified key sources in the right column of the site. This list is just getting underway, so your collaboration in filling it out is more than welcome.

It is our intention that this will in time be more than just one more good passive list of all the programs and sources active in the areas of concern to this project; We have more ambitious 21st century objectives as follows. Continue reading