After Dark: Encouraging Safe Transit for Women Travelling at Night

Authors/editor(s): Pulse Lab Jakarta, UN Women

As part of the UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative, in 2017 UN Women in Indonesia conducted a safety audit in Jakarta. The safety audit revealed that women are vulnerable to verbal and physical harassment in public spaces, and the risk of these encounters tends to increase during evening hours.

Developed by Pulse Lab Jakarta in collaboration with UN Women, this research seeks to understand the mobility patterns and safety perception of women who travel at night. One of the broader objectives of this After Dark research is to understand what “being safe” means for women travelling at night, including learning about the thought process and emotions that influence their travel decisions.

This research sought to expand the understanding about women’s safety and mobility in three cities in Indonesia: Medan, Semarang and Surabaya. In this research, it identified various factors that influence women’s perception of safety and challenges while travelling at night, as well as how these facts impact their mobility and travel choices.

Setelah Gelap: Menciptakan Transit yang Aman untuk Perempuan yang Bepergian di Malam Hari

Penelitian Setelah Gelap: Menciptakan Transit yang Aman untuk Perempuan yang Bepergian di Malam Hari dilaksanakan oleh Pulse Lab Jakarta dan Entitas PBB untuk Kesetaraan Gender dan Pemberdayaan Perempuan (UN Women) di Indonesia, bekerjasama dengan Departemen Luar Negeri dan Perdagangan Australia (DFAT). Pulse Lab Jakarta memadukan ilmu data dan riset sosial untuk memahami dunia yang rumit, yang tiap-tiap bagiannya terhubung dan saling memengaruhi. Pulse Lab Jakarta merupakan inisiatif bersama PBB dan Pemerintah Indonesia, melalui United Nations Global Pulse dan Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional (Bappenas).

Setelah Gelap bertanggam dengan UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative, yang diluncurkan pada 2010 untuk mendorong pendekatan-pendekatan inovatif, merakyat, dan berkelanjutan untuk mencegah serta menangani pelecehan seksual dan kekerasan lain terhadap perempuan di ruang-ruang publik. Kami belajar banyak dari tanggapan dan rekomendasi UN Women sejak perancangan penelitian, kerja lapangan, pencarian ide, sintesis hingga penulisan laporan. Proses panjang itu memastikan laporan ini didasari pemahaman yang menyeluruh tentang dinamika gender, termasuk berbagai faktor yang memengaruhi keselamatan perempuan.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Indonesia

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Research and programme; Case studies

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 78