19/10/2020 online

Safety and Security Working Group Meeting: Security of Women in Public Transport

On 19 October 2020, 11:00-12:30 CET, Polis Safety and Security Working Group will be holding a meeting to discuss issues affecting security of women using public transport.

Violence and sexual harassment are critical issues affecting women and girls’ experience of, and access to, public transport. While many groups face safety concerns when navigating mobility, women and girls are disproportionately affected. Both actual, and perceived risks of using public transport significantly deter use of trains, metro systems, buses, cycle lanes and many more means of transit.

This is not just a threat to individual freedom of movement and access to cities, but risks undermining the shift towards Sustainable Mobility. While many individuals, organisations and cities have been pioneering solutions to women’s safety and security on public transport, significant challenges remain.

With this meeting, the POLIS Working Group for Safety & Security opens a new front for exchange, learning from policy experiences, and fostering cooperation between members and the wider civil society on this critical issue.

The meeting will bring together specialists from across Europe, examining issues from research to action, finishing with a round table discussion.

Please note: this event is open to POLIS members only.

Contact Pedro Homem de Gouveia for further information.