Navigating the debate on women-only transport

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Segregated transport remains heavily debated both in terms of its benefits to women and its efficacy within broader transport systems. Proponents claim that it helps meet women’s urgent needs for safe transportation, one of the biggest barriers to women’s economic participation, and represents an important step forward for women whose movement is constrained. Critics claim that existing models have been met with varying degrees of commercial success and that the approach might
reinforce social norms that restrict women’s freedom and mobility without increasing their safety.

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