Argentina: gender perspective behind the wheel

To obtain a driver's license in the South American country, applicants will be required to learn about gender perspective, equal rights and patriarchal violence. The measure is pioneering in the continent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Gender, roles and stereotypes. Violence. Patriarchy. Femicides and hate crimes. All these are concepts that from now on are integrated into the mandatory study material to obtain a driver's license in Argentina.

"We believe that driving a vehicle requires much more than a person having skills or technical knowledge regarding rules and signals," says Pablo Martínez Carignano, director of Argentina's National Road Safety Agency.

"Traffic is social interaction par excellence," the agency's director maintains in dialogue with DW. "We want drivers to be able to coexist peacefully and in solidarity on public . . .

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