Motorcycle taxis have now become part of the urban and rural transportation landscape in sub-Saharan Africa, giving people easier access to their places of work, and to local markets, health and educational facilities. The overwhelming majority of the riders are males, serving what is, in many locations, a majority female clientele. Are the gendered needs of passengers mainstreamed and why are female motorcycle taxi operators still a tiny minority and limited to the more (semi-)urban areas?
Opportunities and obstacles for gender mainstreaming in the rural motorcycle taxi sector
Publications on gender mainstreaming
JENKINS, J., MOKUWA, E., PETERS, K. & RICHARDS, P. 2021. Rural-urban connectivity strengthens agrarian peace: evidence from a study of gender and motorcycle taxis Sierra Leone. Journal of Agrarian Change. (first published, 6 May 2021) https://doi.org/10.1111/joac.12423