The infrastructure sector has a significant social, economic and environmental impact on local communities. It is important to consider any gender barriers to people contributing to and benefitting from accessing affordable infrastructure services, as well as the potential for specific negative impacts of construction on women and girls. This also includes seeking equal opportunities in the construction industry itself which is dominated by men.
Over recent years, CoST has been working to promote greater gender-equality across its member programmes and the infrastructure sector more broadly. This includes promoting more equal representation in the composition of our members’ secretariats, the multi-stakeholder groups (MSGs) that guide their programme delivery and the assurance teams they work with who help to put key infrastructure issues in the public domain.
For International Women’s Day 2023, CoST IS spotlights the work of CoST Honduras in promoting gender participation.
- How CoST’s core features were used to train dozens of women
- The importance of creating a community of Hondurian women working on infrastructure
- Research topics that programme participants focused on