A new study conducted by the Public Defenders of Georgia explores the mobility of women in four Georgian regions
Imagine you are a female resident of Georgia with a very low income. If this were you, chances that you would rarely or never leave your home would be at 38 percent.
This number varies with other dependent factors. For example, women who live in cities have higher chances to engage in outside activities more often than women who live on the countryside. Moreover, women move more often when they have dependents in the family like young children or elderly parents. This shows that women rather move for the needs of others than for their own as the fact of not having dependents in the family actually decreases their daily movement.
Taking these variants into account, still over a quarter of Georgian women rarely or never leave their home! This suggests not only a very low engagement of women in activities outside from caretaker and household tasks, but also that a large part of the population rarely or never uses public transportation services.
The study, conducted by the Public Defenders of Georgia in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) aims to explore the mobility situation of women and girls in four regions of Georgia, excluding the capital area, and was conducted through interviews, desk research and qualitative research to identify women’s intersectional needs on mobility issues.
Read the study's main findings by downloading the report below!