WE EMPOWER WOMEN IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR
Gender Competition 2020 – GG1 – 1st Place
CONTEXT AND INITIATIVE
The transport sector is not gender neutral: It is dominated by men and with this, transport planning and mobility systems are often unaware of gender specific mobility needs and challenges. Against this background, the Sector Project ‘Sustainable Mobility’ on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), organized an international conference under the umbrella of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI): The conference ‘Women Mobilize Women’ (WMW) alongside the International Transport Forum focused on women empowerment in the transport sector and attracted more than 200 participants from over 42 countries. The conference triggered the international debate on the role of women in mobility, shaped a new narrative and initiated many follow-up activities.
“This conference gave me inspiration
and fire, taught me perseverance to
continue working harder at what I
GENDER – A QUALITY FEATURE OF OUR WORK (APPRECIATION AND RESPONSE)
With Women Mobilize Women, TUMI went beyond a conference format and initiated a debate and actions towards transforming mobility through female empowerment. With the aim of supporting decision-makers and planners to foster the integration of gender responsive decision- and planningprocesses, TUMI Women Mobilize Women disseminate varied information and guidance material. The publication series on ‘Remarkable Women in Transport’ showcases female transport role models and gives women who are already transforming urban mobility more visibility. Within a year, TUMI Women Mobilize Women developed into a vibrant network. It has become a trademark and sought-after partner in addressing gender and women empowerment even beyond the transport sector.
The TUMI Women Mobilize Women conference was the first conference ever for women and by women in transport. It inspired the establishment of two regional networks on gender and mobility in Latin America and East Africa to encourage the inclusion of women in decision-making, planning and operation of transport. The homepage https://womenmobilize.org/ serves as a direct and rich source of information and networking opportunities. In addition to internal partnerships within GIZ regional projects, TUMI Women Mobilize has established strategic partnerships with other organizations, such as the World Bank, the OECD and UITP. The development banks (ADB, AfDB, IsDB, CAF, KfW) are also seeking exchange and cooperation in order to incorporate gender equality aspects into their transport projects.
“When women plan transport, transport is planned for all.”
Verena Flues, Kristina Kebeck, Armin Wagner
Sector Project Sustainable Mobility
Full information Roll Up: Download "GENDER COMPETITION 2020 Contributions SERIES I 6" (pdf)
Presentation at Gender Award Ceremony: Download "Gender Award Presentation SVNaMo - 03.03.2020 (Reduced Size)" (zip)
Have a look at the pictures of the Gender Award Ceremony on March 03, 2020: