Women and Mobility: A Case Study of Bhopal, Gwalior & Jodhpur

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Safetipin, in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, and supported by Korea International Cooperation Agency, conducted research on women’s safety in public transport and public places in three tier 2 cities of India: Bhopal, Gwalior, and Jodhpur. The studies in these cities aim to identify the issues and challenges faced by women commuters while accessing and using public transport in their everyday lives. This report focuses on highlighting the gaps in the current public transport scenario in these cities and suggesting recommendations to mitigate the issue of women’s safety in public transport. The research also brings to the forefront that lack of safety in public transport restricts women’s social and economic mobility. Safetipin used a combination of quantitative and qualitative tools to conduct this research. This included safety audits using Safetipin applications, as well as structured surveys with women respondents, and focus group discussions with diverse urban transport providers. The findings from the study highlight that women from different age groups, educational backgrounds, and occupations rely on modes of available public transport, including Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) for their daily activities.

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Posted September 21, 2020
Related locations: India
Related programs: Empower Women