Projects in the ifrastructure sector have to contend with a number of gender issues,
including the following:
Different Groups of users may have a divergent requirements bases on seasonality
and location of their activities. Projects that are designed without considering the
variations may have a great impact on women's workload and access to resources.
Women are rarely considered for employment in construction sites, although there are
areas in which woman have traditionally benn invlolved in ground-breaking tasks.
Most projects do not view women as potential workers. Where women workeres need
to move close to the worksite, they require secure and safe areas in construction camps.
Gender gaps are often found in women and men's participation in user's goups that are
organized to operate and maintain facilities
(health centers, domestic water systems, and irrigation systems).
Involuntary resettlement can and do affect women and men differently.