When the planning for a high-level Women Mobilize Women study tour in Berlin began in late September 2022, no one on the team could have envisioned how it would come together. The goal seemed simple: bring highly influential women from around the world, particularly those based in the Global South , together in one room for an incredible opportunity for intergenerational and intercontinental learning. At a time where the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has stated its priorities for feminist development policy, this was the ideal moment.
Towards Safe and Empowering Streets and Public Transport Systems for Women and Girls in Latin America
Personal safety on streets and public transport is one of the main barriers women and girls face in accessing important services such as health care, education and other economic opportunities. This blog is shaped by my personal experience as a young Mexican woman who relies on walking, cycling and public transport. It looks at the importance of women’s advocacy and participation towards more inclusive and sustainable transportation systems that ensure their right to the city in Latin America.
Women’s Role in Climate Resilient Development
Women make up one of the groups most vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather conditions brought on by climate change. That’s why any mitigation efforts need to consider their unique needs, as well as those of other marginalized groups, such as youth, ethnic minorities, and Indigenous populations. But what does a gender responsive approach to climate resilient development look like exactly?
Can Cargo Bikes Close the Gender Mobility Gap?
More likely to trip chain or to transport children and groceries, women around the world stand to benefit from easily accessible cargo bikes.
Women’s rights, self-determination and independence
Some may claim that we are at an all-time high in gender equality. However, in recent weeks we have seen dramatic cuts in women’s rights, clearly questioning the progress in gender equality that our mothers and sisters have fought for.
Addressing Sexual Harassment on Transport starts with Prioritizing it
This blog post is part II of the blog series on Awaress, Advocacy, and the role of data in addressing sexual harassment on Public Transport. Read part I now: Awareness, Advocacy, and the role of data in addressing sexual harassment on Public Transport – WomenMobilizeWomen
Awareness, Advocacy, and the role of data in addressing sexual harassment on Public Transport
At this point in history, it is no secret that when moving in public spaces women experience high rates of sexual harassment. The personal accounts by women globally have led to the realisation that something needs to be done – at least among women’s organisations focused on improving the quality of the experience in the built environment for women and non-binary and transgender individuals.
Freedom to Move: How cycling helps enable more inclusive transport
For most of the 21st century, cities around the world have embraced a resurgence in the power of cycling to move people in sustainable and active ways. However, with infrastructure often slow to catch up to the need, the image of cycling has tended to appear difficult, athletic, and more suited to men.
New Publication: The 15-Minute City – A Feminist Utopia?
To realize the positive intersection of feminism and the 15-minute city, concrete and inclusive land-use and mobility policies are necessary. The explosion of interest in the concept of the 15-minute city among many urbanist planners and advocates can be explained in its more human-scale proposition for how cities should be planned.
Safe Travels! Public Transit Initiatives that kept Women Rolling During the Pandemic
Accessible and affordable public transportation plays a key role in keeping both people and economies moving. So when many countries around the world introduced restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in 2020, they also made great efforts to ensure that public transportation continued operating.
Safe commuting for all – How cities can tackle sexual harassment on public transport
While it is simple to identify how women and men are differently impacted by transportation, there is a lack of focus on good practices where gender-aware principles have been successful within transportation planning and implementation.
How electric cycles and micro-mobility are enabling more inclusive transport by Melissa Bruntlett
Feminist Mobility: Why I am speaking up about it and what it means to me – by Melissa Bruntlett
Broadened horizons: How first and last mile connections can expand women’s travel radius
How to improve gender disparities in mobility and urban spaces
Bridging the Mobility Gap with Bicycles in Rural Zambia
#ElectricWomen nominations have closed
Overcoming barriers to women’s mobility
Women for human-centered urban planning
‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky’ – do cities have to be so sexist?
Toxic masculinity is built into the fabric of our urban spaces, writes Leslie Kern, author of new book Feminist City. And the results aren’t just divisive – they can be lethal
Urban Planning Has a Sexism Problem
It’s time for women to be front and center in the movement for cities.
Keeping women safe with Elsa Marie D’Silva
Read the Transscript of TUMI Podcast Talking Transport Transformation episode 5: Keeping women safe with Elsa Marie D’Silva
“We have to bring the village back to the city”
Traffic, houses, infrastructure: cities are planned for the needs of men, says urban planner Eva Kail. In Vienna, she has been doing things differently for 30 years.
The male city
Many cities are built by men for their needs: The main concern is to get to work efficiently. Bad luck for anyone with a stroller, shopping bags or a wheelchair. Is that the way it has to be?
Cycling as a Women’s Movement in Rural Tamil Nadu
In India in the 90s cycling started a social movement for women´s rights.
Three Women who Changed the Course of History On Bicycles
Bicycles empowered the women’s rights movement, which in turn changed the world.