The research project was largely implemented through a comprehensive analysis of the Government of Uganda’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment and an in-depth assessment of the quality of gender mainstreaming in the transport sector.
The Government of Uganda has adopted legal and policy frameworks and instituted mechanisms to guide gender mainstreaming in the national development process. However, the transport sector is yet to fully translate these political commitments in policy and regulations. As a result, women continue to bear a disproportionate transport burden and to experience sexual and gender-based violence in transport-related spaces.
The report recommends using data-based pathways to inform transport policy, regulations, planning, programming and resource allocation that reflect women’s transport realities and needs, relative to men’s access needs.
This project is funded by DFID under the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Tanzarn, N., (2017). Scaling up Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Transport: Policies, Practices, Impacts and Monitoring Processes – Case Study Report: Uganda. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 13 December 2017