This book includes 19 case studies from Africa and Asia and is written using a gender perspective to look at a range of transport issues in a variety of locations. The case studies are mainly about poor women in rural and urban communities, and how transport and transport interventions affect their lives. Through their diverse experiences it is possible to gain insights into how gender relations and the gender division of labour influence women and men's transport needs and patterns and their access to and use of transport infrastructure and technologies. Their stories also illustrate how transport provision (or lack of it) impacts on their lives
P. Fernando and G. Porter (Eds.) (2002) Balancing the Load. Women, Gender and Transport, Zed books in association with IFRTD.