Luas And Transdev Group Support Campaign Aimed At Promoting A Safer Public Transport Environment For Women
Coinciding with International Women’s Day today (March 8th), Luas and Transdev Group are supporting the UITP & World Bank’s campaign “Public Transport for Me”, aimed at creating a safer public transport environment for women.
Luas and Transdev have teamed up with operators around the world to promote ‘Public Transport for Me’ campaign #PT4ME; promoting a public transport environment for women where they can feel respected and safe.#pressforprogress https://t.co/QioJPqHpjE pic.twitter.com/xrmcgx1gLN
— Luas (@Luas) March 8, 2018
Launched today, “Public Transport for Me” is about advancing the safety, security and opportunities for women in public transport, believing that public transport must be safe and secure for all users.
We actively support the @UITPNews and the @WorldBank campaign #PT4ME that aims at promoting gender-responsive policies in public transportation. #InternationalWomensDay #WomensWeekhttps://t.co/a9bPhe2aaB
— Transdev (@Transdev) March 8, 2018
According to the latest international study conducted by the UITP more than 90% of sexual harassment on public transport goes unreported while 80% of women are afraid of being harassed while using public transportation.
Furthermore, it was found that more than 80% of women have experienced harassment in public and shockingly, most women feel safer on the street than on public transport.
To learn more about the “Public Transport for Me” campaign visit www.uitp.org for additional details.