https://i2.wp.com/genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Screen-Shot-2017-02-09-at-8.29.51-AM.png?fit=944%2C526 526 944 Brigitte Parenteau http://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gendereport.png Brigitte Parenteau2017-02-09 14:33:152017-02-13 16:36:26Infrastructure investment, design and gender-based violence?
The Democrats, Republicans, and the White House are in the midst of hashing out a large scale infrastructure bill in the coming weeks and months. Aside from addressing the maintenance needs of much of the United States, infrastructure spending is billed as a way to boost jobs, and stimulate the economy. President Trump has also called cities dangerous war zones throughout the campaign and since taking office – a claim that has been challenged. While he has not focused in his statements on violence against women within urban areas, it is possible that his proposed new infrastructure spending could be an opportunity to address gender-based violence and some of its affects.