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Shireen Lateef
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Gender in Road Infrastructure
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Social Development
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Gender in Road Infrastructure

Improved Connectivity Benefits for Women
• Transport services increase, travel is faster and more
convenient and women and girls can travel safely further
from home.
• The quality of rural health, education and other services
such as agricultural extension improve.
• Urban health education, financial and other services
become more accessible to rural women.
• Girls have more chance to attend high schools and colleges.
• Markets are easier to reach and trading opportunities for
women increase.
• More customers come to the locality, opportunities to
expand small enterprise operated by women will improve.
• Women are able to enjoy greater social travel to maintain
family ties.
• Employment opportunities generated for local labour
including women, especially rural roads with labor intensive
construction, sometime national highways. Provides much
needed cash income for women and the poor.

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