Case Studies In Convergence Series No. 3
Safe Travels: Increasing Girls' and Women's Safety on Public Transport [LINK]
This case study documents findings from a training program designed to increase the safety of girls and women in public spaces in India. It focuses on the pilot training program that was delivered to 208 public transportation workers, including bus drivers, conductors and depot staff, in Purandar block in Pune District, Maharashtra. The training program was implemented in partnership with the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal (MASUM), Pune and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Asia.
The training is designed to be delivered to additional cohorts of transportation staff, and adapted for other sectors, such as the police and the education sector, with the goal of creating a continuum of accountability for public safety as girls and women navigate their way through public spaces to access educational and economic opportunities and participate fully in their communities.