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How then does gender equality inter-relate to transport and how can transport projects be developed to address gender inequality. It has been argued that gender differences are due to a range of factors.

- social and economic factors,
- physical differences and
- power and vulnerability

However, we should note that these three dimensions are interrelated in complex ways. Access to transport interacts with these factors in equally complex ways. On the one hand, it can be demonstrated that women's lesser mobility, transport options and access to resources, play an important role in maintaining the existing balance of power between women and men. On the other hand, the power of transport to amplify or minimise structural disadvantages and access to resources is increasingly being recognised and documented.

 

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