The Gender Dimension to Infrastructure
Contrary to popular belief, infrastructure is not gender neutral. Women and girls around the world remain disproportionately burdened by a lack of access to basic infrastructure services like clean water, sanitation, and safe public transport. The demand for—and use-patterns of—infrastructure by men, women and the LGBTQI+ community differ significantly due to the gendered live realities. Yet, despite the existence of such differences, infrastructure is often planned, built, and operated in a gender-blind manner.