Building an evidence base for gender-sensitive transport planning in rural Tajikistan

Recently in honour of International Women’s Day 2020, EASST announced a new assignment with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), working with UNICEF Tajikistan, the Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT), FIRE AID, and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) to examine road risk in rural Tajik villages from a gender perspective and the role women can play in road safety leadership at a local level.

EASST partner, Dr. EvangelosBellos of NTUA and EASST Trustee, Kate McMahon, have been developing a travel pattern survey which will be implemented later this year across 7 jamoats (rural councils) situated along the Rogun and Nurobod road.

The project will build local road safety partnerships with local authorities, traffic police, schools, women, and children in the community to identify the main risks and transport needs.

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