INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN INDONESIA
Dec 7, 2021
Economists widely agree that infrastructure provision enhances connectivity, improves mobility, and generates economic opportunities and services. But women’s rights advocates, social scientists and a growing number of policy makers also note that not all infrastructure projects result in positive outcomes for all groups. Infrastructure development can also entrench gender inequality, especially when women are denied the right to meaningfully participate in infrastructure planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.