All over the world, women face astounding rates of sexual harassment on public transport. In Kenya, this issue affects 88 percent of women. What if we could redesign public transport systems to fundamentally improve safety for women and other vulnerable groups? This is the question social entrepreneur Naomi Mwaura is answering with FLONE Initiative – the organization she founded in 2013.
On February 8, come hear about Naomi’s deep love and appreciation for “matatus” - Kenya’s minibuses - and how she is transforming an entire industry from the ground up by putting more women in charge and by paying attention to things like bus routes, predictable schedules, incident tracking and more.
This conversation is part of an insight series on what's next for gender equity, supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
What is Welcome Change? Meet the world's best social entrepreneurs and get an insider look at what works, and what's next. All topics, all geographies, every Wednesday (alternating time zones). Browse the series: www.ashoka.org/welcomechange