Transport and mobility issues commonly affect girls' participation in formal education. This paper (originally prepared for the 4th International Conference on Research on Women's Issues in Transportation, October 2009, Irvine, California, USA) examines the gendered journey to school in sub-Saharan Africa, based on research conducted in 24 urban and rural sites across Africa. Following a short review of background literature and methods, comparative survey data for the locations of the study are presented and discussed. The implications of the findings for gendered patterns of access to education are examined, and areas where policy intervention could be beneficial are suggested.
Porter, G.; Hampshire, K.; Abane, A.; Munthali, A.; Robson, E.; Mashiri, M.; Tanle, A. Youth transport, mobility and security in sub-Saharan Africa: the gendered journey to school. World Transport Policy and Practice (2010) 16 (1) 51-71.