We empower Women in Transport

In May 2018 the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) launched Women Mobilize Women as the first conference to empower women in transport, with 200 female as well as male transport experts gathering in Leipzig, Germany. Today, Women Mobilize Women is a network of female change makers from all over the world, seeking to actively transform the mobility sector to become more diverse. In addition, Women Mobilize Women aims to raise awareness to the topic of gender and transport amongst planners and decision-makers in the transport sector.

Senator Crystal Asige speaking at the TUMI Conference 2023
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Working together for gender-responsive sustainable mobility

In a significant leap for the global transport sector, different organizations working in the field of gender and mobility – including Safetipin from India, Women on the Move (WotM) from Asia, Mujeres en Movimiento (Women in Motion) from LATAM, and Women Mobilize Women (WMW) announced plans to form a global strategic alliance. This alliance seeks to unite feminist transport initiatives across the world, collectively working towards gender-responsive sustainable transport systems and set a global agenda for the topic looking forward.

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E-Learning Course: An Introduction to Gender and Mobility in Emerging Economies

Throughout history, transport policies and services have almost always been designed by and for men. There is now a growing awareness among researchers and policy-makers that ignoring women’s needs can impact their ability to use transport.

In this four-week course by Women Mobilize Women, you’ll learn why gender matters in transport and mobility. Focusing particularly on emerging economies, you’ll explore what happens when we bring gender and mobility issues together, and how gender-sensitive planning could improve transport access for everyone.

You do not need to have experience in the specific field of gender and mobility to get the most out of this course. This four-week course will provide you with a thorough introduction to this important topic – the space in which transport planning meets gender inequity. This is an exciting space that can have a direct impact on sustainable, inclusive development and the well-being of women and society around the world. When you have completed this course, you will never see mobility and transport in the same way again.

The course is interactive, self-paced, free, and only takes three hours of study time per week. Join us!

Registration: 09 October – 05 November 2023
Duration: 4 weeks
Language: English

We are celebrating!

5 Years of Women Mobilize Women

The launch of Women Mobilize Women was full of inspiration and enthusiasm. Over 150 participants – most of them women – from different fields and countries came together in Leipzig to share their experiences and ideas on how to transform our cities so that no-one is left behind.

Out of this conference came the desire to sustain and develop the energy and cohesion of the participating women. Thus, the Women Mobilize Women initiative was born to connect and empower women worldwide who are committed to inclusive and sustainable mobility.

What started as a conference theme in 2018 has become a global network. In honor of Women Mobilize Women’s five-year anniversary, we made the TUMI 2023 Conference theme “Feminist Voices In Transport”. In this magazine, we look back at WMW’s journey in five years of learning, inspiration and community. Happy anniversary to all of us and enjoy reading!

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Thank you for an inspiring conference

Thank you to everyone who made the #TUMI2023 Conference on #FeministVoicesInTransport an inspiring event. We believe that the connections and ideas shared during this conference will have a lasting impact.

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Remarkable Feminist Voices in Transport 2023

This volume of Remarkable Women in Transport is a special issue for us. Our 2023 anniversary edition aims to showcase the power of diverse visions for feminist transport policy. A public call for “Feminist Voices in Transport” resulting in over 80 nominations from over 20 countries. We were excited to read about the inspirational work happening around the world and learn from each one of the nominees. It is time to to listen and learn from each other to better understand the diversity of feminist measures in transport: Download here.

Learn about over 180 visions for feminist urban transport in our previous editions!

Expert Study Tour and Award Ceremony in Berlin

Remarkable Feminist Voices in Transport 2023

As part of our anniversary celebrations for Remarkable Feminist Voices in Transport 2023, we organized an expert study tour and award ceremony for our winners. 20 of them joined us in Berlin from the 27th of February to 3rd of March. While there are countless women raising their voices to establish gender equitable and just mobility, the group coming from 13 countries to learn together in Berlin were perfect representatives and leant to a memorable week. Learn more about the Feminist Voices in Transport Week in Melissa Bruntlett’s recap. 

Bridging the Gender Data Gap in Transport

Transport is not gender neutral. Women’s mobility behavior differs greatly from that of men: on average, women walk more often and use public transport more, while men resort to the car more often. In doing so, women face the risk of (sexual) harassment and other forms of violence. Women have more diverse mobility needs and represent the largest share of public transport users worldwide. Yet, there are no robust data analyses on women’s mobility patterns and transportation needs. There is an urgent need to close the gender data gap to ensure that transportation planning, design, operations, and user experience are inclusive. As part of the Women Mobilize Women initiative, ground data sets were collected, analyzed, and recommendations developed in 4 selected cities.

On behalf of WMW, WhereIsMyTransport Ltd. and Groots conducted  multi-layered data collections in the African pilot metropoles Nairobi, Lagos, Gauteng and Abdijan. The data collection included online surveys, in-field surveys, ride-alongs, workshops and ground data collections with local shop owners.  

Explore the results on our dedicated website!

Women Mobilize Women Launched The Forth Edition of Remarkable Women in Transport 2022

Meet the Remarkable Women Electrifying Mobility 2022! We are celebrating the successes and accomplishments of these women who have been working hard to transform transportation. This publication serves to honor them and their work toward decarbonizing transport through e-mobility and support their mentorship of the next women leaders.

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Urban Leaders – Global Program 2021: empowering women through knowledge and mentoring

The Urban Leaders – Global Program 2021: empowering women through knowledge and mentoring is a Leadership Program co-created by Mujeres en Movimiento – Women in Motion (WIM) and WomenMobilizeWomen (WMW). Ensuring women’s participation in the urban workforce, promoting female role models and empowering each other is at the core of the Program. In a combination of knowledge sessions and interactive mentoring this program aims to equip women with the tools, the network and the confidence to pursue their individual path in the transport sector for the long run.

The program was successfully kicked off on 4 October 2021 with 60 remarkable urban leaders participating.

5 Principles to Empower Women in Transport

Women face different challenges when it comes to mobility, whether it is inlcusion, safety, accessibility or entering the workforce in the transport sector. How to cater the needs of women in transport?

Check out our 5 Principles Poster to Empower Women in Transport!

Actions

Since Women Mobilize Women was launched in Leipzig in May 2018 the idea has spread. So far there have been three Actions:

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Become Part and Design with us a new Movement!

Are you a transport woman expert who mobilizes or are you interested to join us in mobilizing women in transport? Design with us the Women Mobilize Movement and get in contact with us to mobilize women together!

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“You have a sisterhood of others who are working with you!”

Robin Chase, Co-founder of ZipCar