TUMI’s 5 Principles to Empower Women in Transport

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 to Empower Women in Transport POSTER!

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Further Know-how

Be inspired by Women Experts in Transport!

To make the daily work of women who transform urban mobility more visible, we are proud to present the first TUMI “Remarkable Women in Transport” Publication, presenting highly qualified women transport experts. The pubilcation is available for download here.


Gender Inclusive Climate Action in Cities

The C40 Inclusive Climate Action programme is designed to help ensure that responses to climate change are fair, that benefits are distributed equitably, and that climate action developed in cities is inclusive of, and accountable to, the diversity of urban populations. It is inspired by mayors and cutting-edge urban practice from around the world, giving mayors tailored support to deliver climate plans and actions that are inclusive of all communities (beyond those who are already aware and active), and to find equitable policy solutions. The programme supports mayors to deliver accessible, affordable and well-communicated services in transport, energy, waste and resilience. In doing so it helps
citizens to understand and experience the benefits of low-carbon transition.

For further information please see: Women4Climate Website.


Approaches for Gender Responsive Urban Transport

This Sourcebook gives an overview of the rationale of gender responsive urban transport. Get insights about the key issues to tackle: such as the support of women’s participation in decision-making, the improvement in accessibility, safety and comfort of transport modes and the planning of transport services in response to gender needs. A comprehensive checklist will help you, coming in very handy in the process of gender sensitive transport policy and planning.


Gender and Urban Transport

The third SUTP iNUA implementation guide focuses on gender as a cross-cutting issue that has to be considered in transport planning. The paper outlines the differences in needs and mobility patterns between women and men, and it offers concrete tools to include gender in an integrated transport planning for policy-makers, administrations and interested citizens.


Women and Children’s access to the city

Women and children face greater challenges in accessing work, educational, and leisure opportunities offered in the cities. To shed light on this issue and formulate gender-sensitive indicators, ITDP Brazil focused on Recife, the capital of Pernambuco State, in northeastern Brazil, to develop Women and Children’s Access to the City. This report focuses on women, particularly those who are child caregivers, between the ages of 17 and 70, and live in low income areas.

For further information please see: ITDP Website


Women and Transport in Indian cities

This paper outlines the broad issues faced by women and girls when using or accessing urban transport, and recommends key measures to enable equitable access. The brief recommends gender responsive indicators, service level benchmarks and guidelines for comprehensive/green mobility plans as well as walking, cycling, public and intermediate public transport.

For further information please see: ITDP Website


Ella se mueve segura – She moves safely

The Ella Se Mueve Segura study, funded by FIA Foundation and CAF – Latin American Development Bank, explores women’s personal security on public transport in three cities; Quito, Ecuador; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile.


Safe and Sound

Safe and sustainable mobility is a vital part of empowering women, and plays an important role in achieving wider social and economic development. The report explores the implications of inadequate personal security on public transport, and reviews a large number of published international papers, reports and news articles, to scope the extent of harassment and identify potential responses. The report is the first stage of a larger study which aims to develop international guidance and principles for policy and decision-makers, transport/transit operators and other service providers; recommendations to help civil society and women’s groups. The report was sponsored by FIA Foundation, and written by Heather Allen, an independent consultant.


She moves – Women’s Issues in Transportation

The issues at stake in enhancing women’s mobility and making transport more gender neutral are addressed in this publication. Many of these issues have been extensively researched, but still receive limited attention in developing gender-specific policies, programmes, and mandates. Methods to translate gender research findings into policy need to be explored. In this respect, the gender impact of transport policies needs to be regularly assessed in monitoring their contribution to a gender-neutral transport system. As the concept of gender-neutral transport varies significantly in place and time with respect to values, needs, choices, constraints, and impacts, genderneutral transport needs to be addressed through international collaboration.


Gender Tool Kit: Transport

The purpose of the tool kit is to assist staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and government partner executing agencies to conceptualize and design gender-responsive projects in the transport sector. ADB’s Policy on Gender and Development adapts gender mainstreaming across all sectors to promote and support gender equality and women’s empowerment.

For further information please see: ADB Website


Action on Equality: TfL’s commitments to 2020

This paper describes Transport for London’s (TfL’s) vision and policy on equality and inclusion from 2016-20. It builds on the latest research of the TfL and is a result of significant engagement the transport authority has undertaken with colleagues and a wide range of interest groups. Action on Equality extends the work of the Single Equality Scheme for 2012-15.

Please find further information here: Transport for London Website

Gender Mainstreaming in Urban Planning and Urban Development

In the field of gender planning, Vienna is accorded a top position at the European level with regard to both the conceptual depth and thematic width of its activities. This is also evidenced by the great international interest in the experience “made in Vienna”. The present manual constitutes a valuable tool for efficient quality assurance by planners that should be made intensive use of as the challenges faced by urban planning are growing day by day.

Política de Equidad de Género en Transportes – Gender Politics in Transport

This document gives an account of the process of construction of the Gender Equity Policy in Transport, the main problems in the matter, its link with the mission and institutional vision, as well as its objectives and lines of action, pointing not only to equal opportunities, but also mainly to substantive equality and justice of gender.

For further information in Spanish: Website

Ella Se Mueve Segura – A study on women’s personal safety in public transport in three Latin American cities

Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. When women – who account for half the world’s working-age population – do not achieve their full economic potential, regional economic development suffers. Providing safe and equitable access to education and employment is not only a basic human right, it is also part of national commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. This report and the accompanying toolkit are the result of a study in three Latin American cities on women’s concerns about their personal security while using public transport.

Please find further information here: Fia Foundation Website

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