Policy Brief: A Safe Public Transportation Environment for Women and Girls

Publication | December 2015

Past research has determined that women are much more fearful than men of becoming a target of crime. The role of transport companies, whether privately or publicly owned, is critical in addressing sexual harassment.

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It is only by specifically considering the needs and concerns of women and girls that we design infrastructure and services that are truly inclusive. This three-country study analyzes the incidence and impacts of sexual harassment on public transport. It proposes simple design changes and policy considerations which when implemented, can change the behavior of targets, perpetrators and bystanders, and make public transportation systems a safer and preferred commuting option for both women and men.


  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Foreword
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Inclusive Development, Empowering Women
  • Legal and Policy Protections for Women: An Overview
  • Methodology and Study Limitations
  • Background – Public Transport Systems in Three Cities
  • Results of the Incidence Research: How Safe Do Women and Girls Feel?
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion

Additional Details

  • Gender Equality
  • Transport
  • Transport Management and Policies
  • Transport safety
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Pakistan
  • TIM157628-2
  • 978-92-9257-288-4 (Print)
  • 978-92-9257-289-1 (e-ISBN)

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