World Bank's Toolkit for Enabling Gender Responsive Urban Mobility and Public Transport in India
Lead Authors - Gerald Ollivier, Mitali Nikore, and Sarah Natasha
Globally, lack of consideration for diverse population needs in urban planning and design has constrained women’s access to socioeconomic opportunities. Historically, cities across the world have been designed to fit the needs of able-bodied men rather than that of women, girls, sexual and gender minorities, and people with disabilities (PWDs). Indian cities need gender-responsive urban mobility and public spaces so that benefits of city-led economic growth can be more equitably distributed.
This toolkit is intended to bridge the knowledge gaps between policy making and program implementation for gender-responsive urban mobility and public space in India. While central and state governments are committed to the goals of gender equality and women’s empowerment, they often need more practical tools and knowledge of how to translate their intentions into actions and to formulate programs to meet such policy objectives.
This toolkit is intended to be a practice guide towards introducing gender equality and women’s empowerment principles in designing urban mobility systems and public spaces so that they mitigate rather than reinforce gender inequalities.
Unlocking Gender Difference:
Designing inclusive and safe public transport systems
Streamlining Grievance Redressal Mechanisms:
Detering sexual harassment on public transport and urban spaces
Making public transport and urban spaces safer and inclusive for women
From Audits to Actions:
Making public transport and urban spaces safer for women