Barriers to women’s mobility. Case of Rabat - Morocco = Barreras para la movilidad de las mujeres. El caso de Rabat, Marruecos

Rabade Saadaoui


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Morocco is one of the developing countries that suffer from gender mobility and transport issues. In several Moroccan cities, women have many limitations in terms of transport accessibility, safety and mobility patterns in general. The factors remain diverse, from Moroccan culture to the multiple responsibilities that women shoulder as employees, mothers, homemakers, etc. In this sense, this paper focuses on the topic of barriers to women’s mobility in the city of Rabat (capital of Morocco), a reasonably representative city with a variety of means of transport which will allow to better understand the factors that influence women’s mobility and the problems they face in their daily life. The article also contains some recommendations for solving this growing problem and integrating a new planning approach that takes gender into consideration.


Marruecos es uno de los países en desarrollo que sufre problemas de movilidad y transporte en cuanto a género se refiere. En varias ciudades marroquíes, las mujeres tienen muchas limitaciones en términos de accesibilidad al transporte, patrones de seguridad y movilidad en general. Los factores siguen siendo diversos, desde la cultura marroquí hasta las múltiples responsabilidades que las mujeres asumen como empleadas, madres, amas de casa, etc. En este sentido, este documento se centra en el tema de las barreras para la movilidad de las mujeres en la ciudad de Rabat (capital de Marruecos), una ciudad razonablemente representativa con una variedad de medios de transporte que permitirá comprender mejor los factores que influyen en la movilidad de las mujeres y los problemas que enfrentan en su vida diaria. El artículo también contiene algunas recomendaciones para resolver este problema creciente e integrar un nuevo enfoque de planificación que tenga en cuenta el género.

Palabras clave

Transportation; women; gender; mobility; Morocco; Rabat; transporte; mujer; género; movilidad; Marruecos; Rabat


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