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.

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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