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.