Transport Champions for tackling violence against women and girls: recommendations to make our transport networks safer for women and girls – Laura Shoaf and Anne Shaw with Transport for West Midlands have produced a set of recommendations for various stakeholders to improve the safety of women and girls as they use transport. The recommendations are shaped by 3 surveys and discussions with 200 stakeholders throughout 8 roundtable events in the UK.
Driving out violence and aggression in public transport – the Suzy Lamplugh Trust report on their survey concerning the prevalence of violent, aggressive, sexual and unwanted behaviours on public transport across the UK, including recommendations and a ‘Report and Support’ PDF information sheet, developed for National Personal Safety Day 2021.
Stand up against harassment training – the Suzy Lamplugh Trust (sponsored by L’Oréal Paris) are offering free bystander training online, which takes place over an hour (GMT slots available) with practical guidance for the public wanting to learn when and how best to intervene in instances of harassment.
Gender makes a world of difference for safety on public transport – a short commentary published by The Conversation (2017) written by Nicole Kalms and Hannah Korsmeyer of the XYZ Lab (Monash University) arguing for gender-inclusive design concepts to be used more widely in public transport and urban planning.
TramLab Toolkits by XYZ Lab, Monash University. A series of 4 downloadable toolkits including guidance on creating campaigns, collecting relevant data, staff training and gender-sensitive placemaking to tackle violence against women and improve their safety.
Women’s Safety and Security: a Public Transport Priority – a series of short stakeholder contributions prepared by the International Transport Forum in the run up to the 2018 ITF Summit on Transport Safety and Security. The report “highlights key safety and security issues, related challenges and shortcomings, and proposes solutions for truly safe, secure, and ultimately inclusive and sustainable transport”.
Safer Communities Podcast – Episode 7: how bystanders can help to stop sexual harassment – a discussion with Sophie Weeks, Head of Public Affairs and Communications for Welsh Women’s Aid describing the issue of violence against women and girls, and how the public can help act to intervene and/or support in instances of public sexual harassment while minimising their risk and the risk to victim survivors.
Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Urban Planning and Design published by The World Bank (2020) – practical design guidance , approaches and case studies that support gender-inclusive urban planning to tackle six issue areas in the built environment that combine with gender inequity to constrain, inconvenience, and endanger women, girls, and sexual and gender minorities. Safety and freedom from violence is one of the key issues covered in the handbook.
Personal Security on London’s Transport Network: recommendations for safer travel published by London Travel Watch (2022) – with a focus on tackling hate crime and sexual harassment to improve people’s personal security the report makes 28 recommendations for decision-makers, transport providers and policing authorities across 5 key areas many of which are relevant outside of London.
Getting Home Safely: Safe by Design by Women Transport Planners published by Atkins (2021) – presents issues women faces in terms of their personal security undertaking the last-mile home and suggests intervention opportunities across 6 key areas.
Tackling violence against women and girls: where are we now? Landor Links Live with Mott Macdonald and the Urban Transport Group have produced a seminar for the ‘Gender on the Agenda’ series with UK-based speakers including Anne Shaw, Exec. Director, Transport for West Midlands, Faith Wilkinson, Head of Inclusive Travel – Department for Transport Nia Mellor, Detective Chief Inspector, British Transport Police and Nikki Swanson, Travel Safe Officer, Liverpool City Region.
The Right Amount of Panic: How Women Trade Freedom for Safety a book written by Fiona Vera-Grey published by Policy Press, Bristol (2018, £14.99) – describes real-life accounts of women’s experiences of public harassment and sexual violence, many are in public transport settings and others take place on the street. The book is based on the authors academic research but is very accessible and challenges victim-blaming by highlighting women’s everyday resistance to violence and harassment and the work they undertake to keep themselves safe.
Introducing Gender+ Bus: a project tackling harassment and violence against women using buses – YouTube – a presentation by Lucy Baker prepared for Transport for Wales’ All Wales and Borders Stakeholder Forum (14th December 2021)