Combatting Gender-Based Violence Through Safer Public Transport

A Policy Shift

The aim of this brief is to inform policy and decision makers of key areas of intervention to address safety in public transport, and prioritise measures to mitigate and eradicate gender-based violence, sexual harassment and crimes perpetrated against women and children commuters, particularly of mini-bus taxi’s, buses and commuter trains.

This policy brief is in support of the research report findings and recommendations of the “Women and girls’ experiences of Gender-Based Violence on Public Transport in Gauteng and the Western Cape Province”.