Posts tagged with 'women’s safety'
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A Women Travels by Bus in India. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ/Flickr
Why it is Key to Include Gender Equality in Transport Design
A 1996 iconic study from Vienna, Austria explored why there were fewer girls (above age nine) in public parks as compared to the number of boys. The researchers concluded that the boys were more assertive in their use of the ...
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Woman Biking in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Photo by: Benoit Colin / EMBARQ / Flickr
7 Women Voice the Need for a Gendered Perspective in Urban Planning
While women represent more than half of the Brazilian population, they occupy only 10.7 percent of the seats in Congress and only 5 percent of CEO positions in the country’s companies. The general absence of women’s voices in the processes that define a ...
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A woman bikes in Mexico City. Photo by Alejandro Luna/Flickr.
The Women Who Are Changing Mexico’s Cities
In Mexico, the issue of gender often goes unrecognized. A popular blog documents the all-too-common “all male panels” or public events where all the speakers or participants are men, or where women only occupy placeholder positions, like hostesses. Even in ...
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With many women facing harassment and violence in public transport, cities should prioritize women's safety in an inclusive transport planning process. Photo by Benoit Colin/Flickr.
Reframing the Issue of Women’s Safety in Public Transport in Brazil and France
A city cannot be inclusive without ensuring women’s safety in public transport. Women often remain a vulnerable part of the transit users, as many face violence, verbal harassment, physical abuse and discriminatory graffiti messages in stations. For example a third ...