Why Are Public Spaces & Roads Still Unsafe For Women?: Madhu Joshi, Senior Advisor - Gender and Governance and Devaki Singh from the Sakshamaa Team write for The Quint
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02 Jan 2021
Why Are Public Spaces & Roads Still Unsafe For Women?: Madhu Joshi, Senior Advisor - Gender and Governance and Devaki Singh from the Sakshamaa Team write for The Quint

A recent study conducted for the Sakshamaa Initiative of Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3), by The Urban Catalysts, shows how little women commute to work and that for most, the mode of choice is walking.

In the state of Bihar, which reports a record low 6.9 percent urban female labour force participation rate (LFPR) compared to the national average of 22.3 percent; 42 percent working women commute for work, 22 percent work from home, and the rest do a combination of both.

 

For women, regardless of trip purpose, walking emerges as the primary travel mode, accounting for 57 percent trips.

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