Due to their general disadvantages in transport and a high share in society's care work, women are especially vulnerable in a situation of pandemic. It is essential, to take special actions to protect them from getting infected and from negative impacts following the pandemic.
A detailed research by Mobycon on the effects of Covid-19 measures on mobility. The results of this research provide food for thought, discussion and action on how the mobility sector can contribute to mitigating the effects on those groups that are most affected by the measures.
Given that the COVID-19 crisis affects men and women in different ways, measures to resolve it must take gender into account. For women and girls, vulnerabilities in the home, on the front lines of health care, and in the labor market must be addressed.
TUMI's partner, the Flone Initiative, conducted a random sampling of 30 out of the 70 women in Transport members in Nairobi to establish how they had been affected by COVID-19 and the measures the government has put in place. Thereafter Flone met with the Women in Transport elected officials to develop a detailed wish-list.
One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential. The work they do has often been underpaid and undervalued — an unseen labor force that keeps the country running and takes care of those most in need, whether or not there is a pandemic. Hopefully, when the crisis ends, people will remember the role women played to overcome it.
Nearly 60 per cent of women around the world work in the informal economy, earning less, saving less, and at greater risk of falling into poverty. As markets fall and businesses close, millions of women’s jobs have disappeared. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, urges governments to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from COVID-19.
Women face high risks of job and income loss, and face increased risks of violence, exploitation, abuse or harassment during times of crisis and quarantine. OECD has released a detailed report on the impact, that COVID-19 has on women in societies.
The risks of leaving home are imminent for both formal and informal workers, and staying home is the best recommendation. However, there are people who have to leave their home for work. They are the great heroes and heroines of this pandemic. They also need safe public transportation so they can continue to serve others and find a livelihood for their homes.
Women, Transport & Youth Employment in Africa' released a set of listings of COVID-19 reports relating to public transport. The report covers the cities Tunis, Abuja and Cape Town and provides information and further weblinks on the current situation in each city.
Uber Health is providing free transportation for frontline healthcare workers, helping them get to and from patients’ homes, as well as between healthcare facilities. Regarding that women make up the majority of the overall health and social workforce, Uber's actions mitigate the risk of infection for many women and their families.
As the situation with COVID-19 is getting worse in Tunisia, many Tunsisian women continue to commute to their work because they live from hand-to-mouth. Many Tunisians have no choice other than to take overly crowded public means of transport, despite the current danger of being infected, because of not being able to afford a car or private taxi.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway.
UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response.
As frontline responders, health professionals, community volunteers, transport and logistics managers, scientists and more, women are making critical contributions to address the outbreak every day. The majority of caregivers, at home and in our communities, are also women.
Scientists say there could be a number of reasons for this difference, including biological and lifestyle factors. But in other ways, the virus appears to disproportionately affect women. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, an increasing number of women around the world are on the front lines.
While the illness hits men harder, women are on the front lines at work and at home. The vast majority of nurses, flight attendants, teachers and service industry workers are female, and their jobs put them on the front lines of the outbreak. At home, women still do more caretaking, so when the virus closes schools and restricts travel, and puts aged relatives at risk, they have more to do.
To combat an epidemic, it is essential to avoid or reduce travel or the need to travel (especially of non-essential traffic).
Recommendations for Nigeria's Public Transport Systems from Engr. Emmanuel John, Sustainable Urban Mobility Expert, Director of Administration and Strategy, Transportation Growth Initiative, Abuja.
The Shenzhen Bus Group’s Experience gives insight into their expereinces and response on the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
As primeiras observações sobre as prováveis implicações do surto de COV-19 sobre os impactos a longo prazo no nosso comportamento individual de viagem e transporte público
The E-Rickshaws Project in Singra, Bangladesh is becoming a promising response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
This article presents first observations on the likely implications of the COVID-19 outbreak on longer-term impacts to our individual travel behavior and public transport.