Women’s Unsafe Mobility in Public Transport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

“Sexual harassment is the conventional type of violence faced by Cambodian women in public places, yet there is no explicit provision on this within the Cambodian legal framework. Many cities have experienced this problem and have attempted to address the problem in numerous ways including creating a “women-only transportation,” designing and implementing gender-responsive public transport, and criminalizing sexual harassment. The issue of women’s unsafe mobility in the public transport in Phnom Penh caused by a lack of gender responsive policy, lack of women’s engagement in the policy design and implementation, and lack of safety assurance in Phnom Penh. Designing and implementing a gender responsive public transport is recommended to design to address this issue with the deployment of gender-sensitive data collections to gather and generate gender-specific issues and solutions.” Direct quote from the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development

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