Transport Day Breakout Session1.1 Women & children first!: Towards an inclusive agenda for sustainable urban mobility

Women and Children use public transport more than men but they face insecurity risks on a daily basis, on many different levels as soon as they walk out of the house. There a statistics showing how many children are killed in traffic accidents everyday but the statistics from women or children being harassed on public transport are not there.

Experiences from Quito, Mexico and Santiago shows that we are starting to make this issue visible and to start a conversation, which is seen as a first step towards behavior change.  This highlights that we should learn more about why women are using and more important not using public transport. This was then put into context by WEDO who shared where a gender perspective was being integrated into the New Urban Agenda.

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