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Mainstreaming Gender in Road Transport: Operational Guidance for World Bank Staff. An overview Julie BABINARD Environmental and Social Development Specialist, ETWTR. Objectives. Provide guidance for both transport and gender specialists on how to mainstream gender aspects in road transport

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mainstreaming gender in road transport operational guidance for world bank staff

Mainstreaming Gender in Road Transport: Operational Guidance for World Bank Staff

An overview

Julie BABINARD

Environmental and Social Development Specialist, ETWTR

objectives
Objectives
  • Provide guidance for both transport and gender specialists on how to mainstream gender aspects in road transport
  • Focus on basic entry points in which gender affects and is affected by transport policies and projects
  • Examples of good practice for various road project contexts in urban, peri-urban and rural areas
  • Offers for first time a list of project indicators to create baseline and measure results
the importance of gender and the mainstreaming effort
The importance of gender and the mainstreaming effort
  • Rationale for addressing gender in transport:
    • Women have disproportionate share of household transport burdens
    • Women have more limited access to available means of transport
    • Men and women have different travel and transport needs

 Impact on mobility patterns of women, with consequences at the household unit and ultimately society and economy as a whole

  • Transport planning and investment tend to focus on commuting to work activities
  • Transport planning and data typically not inclusive of gender differences
  • Extent of participation and feedback by userson their needs is limited
mode to work by gender
Mode to work by gender

Source: South Africa Transport Department, 2003

gender policy considerations
Gender policy considerations
  • National gender policy framework for transport planning
  • Foster gender equity in workplace environment
  • User surveys focused on gender needs
  • Gender stakeholder consultations
  • Understand local practices

Gender management plan of Uganda’s transport ministry & awareness program in ProviasDescentralizado of Peru

leverage positive and mitigate negative impacts of projects on women
Leverage positive and mitigate negative impacts of projects on women
  • Employment opportunities for income generation through labor-based construction methods
  • Displacement and inequitable resettlement
  • Human trafficking issues in transport projects in risk areas
  • Vulnerability of women to HIV transmission
urban transport project components
Urban transport project components
  • Ensure safe access to pedestrian environment
  • Public transport fleet and facilities:
    • Provide adequate service routes and schedules
    • Set affordable fares
    • Address safety concerns
    • Improve vehicle design and facilities
  • Promote adequate and sustainable intermediate modes

Women-only transport initiatives as an option to safe public transport in Japan, Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, India etc.

interurban corridor and terminal project components
Interurban, corridor and terminal project components
  • Mobility and transfer improvements through transfer stations and terminals
    • Accessibility, safety and comfort features
  • Focus on economic opportunities
  • Measures to reduce HIV/AIDS risk and human trafficking
rural transport project components
Rural transport project components
  • Physical infrastructure
    • Road network improvements
    • Footpaths and tracks
  • Availability, affordability and quality of conventional motorized services
  • Adapt IMTs to local contexts

Improving access and economic opportunities linked to road maintenance activities through Peru’s 2nd Rural Roads project