Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Accelerating action on gender equality: How can streets and public spaces enable safer travel for women?

16:00-17:30 CET 

This webinar explores how lack of safety or the perception of unsafe transport services and infrastructure can prevent women and girls from walking, cycling or using public transport - and what can be done to change that.

In the post-pandemic world, governments increasingly promote active travel as carbon-free and healthy mobility options and public transport as a way out of car dependency. But personal safety risks that many women and girls encounter in mobility systems largely created by males with males in mind can undermine that objective.

Solutions that respond to women’s specific mobility needs and safety concerns will raise the attractiveness of sustainable mobility options among more than 50% of the population. Join the discussion on how to achieve this with top international experts from politics, research, and advocacy groups. The event is organised jointly by the ITF and the UK Department of Transport as part of the UK Presidency of the International Transport Forum in 2022/23.

Welcome remarks:

  • Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, ITF
  • Baroness Vere, UK Minister for Aviation, Maritime and Security


  • Baroness Vere, UK Minister for Aviation, Maritime and Security
  • Anne Shaw, UK Government’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWGs) Transport Champion
  • Dame Sarah Storey, British Paralympian and Non-executive Director for Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary-General, UITP
  • Karla Gonzalez Carvajal, Transport Manager, World Bank

Moderator: Mary Crass, Head of Institutional Relations and Summit, ITF


16:00 Welcome and scene-setting

16:15 Panel discussion

17:00 Discussion with audience

17:25 Summary and closing remarks

17:30 End of event

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  • Baroness Vere, UK Minister for Aviation, Maritime and Security

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