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International Women’s Day: New Agreement Announced for Women in Public Transport

Published: March 8, 2019

Moovit is a strong advocate of public transit for all. This includes not only people of all walks of life riding transit, but also all people working within the transportation industry.

So today, on International Women’s Day, we are grateful for a new agreement between The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and International Association of Public Transport (UITP) that establishes collaboration between unions and employers to strengthen women’s employment in public transport. Included are efforts to improve working culture and gender stereotypes, recruitment, work environment and design, facilities (including sanitation), health and safety at work, work-life balance, training, pay equality and corporate policy. The implementation will begin in pilot cities, with an announcement of the first city expected later this year.

Last year, Moovit also supported the UITP global campaign, ‘PT4ME’ with the World Bank to shed light on the needs of women as public transport users.

This year, under the theme #BalanceforBetter, UITP is relaunching the PT4ME campaign and shifting the focus to women as workers in the public transport sector.

With our global reach in over 90 countries around the world, Moovit will be disseminating the PT4ME messages through our leading urban mobility app to promote the new campaign and do our part in advancing the role of women in the workplace in the transportation sector.

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