Below are frequently used terms and acronyms.

A – F

Air Conditioning.

Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (UK).

Amalgamated Transport and General Workers’ Union (Uganda).

Amalgamated Transit Union (USA).

Toilet (USA).

ILO Violence and Harassment Convention 190.

Cognitive Function
Refers to a person’s ability to process thoughts.

Comfort Station
Public toilet (USA).

Convention (ILO)
A legally binding international agreement.

European Transport Workers’ Federation.

G – K

The range of characteristics that a society defines as being masculine or feminine which determines roles, behaviours, constraints, and opportunities associated with being male or female. It describes what is acceptable and expected of men and women in a particular culture, at a given point in time.

Gender disaggregated data 
Data collected separately on men and women.

Gender-based occupational segregation
Inequality in the allocation of women and men across different job categories. It can be vertical (under/overrepresentation of women in a sector) or horizontal (under/overrepresentation of women in certain roles/work tasks).

Gender-based violence and harassment
Violence and harassment directed at persons because of their sex or gender or affecting persons of a particular sex or gender disproportionately. It includes sexual harassment.

Gender neutral toilet 
Toilet that is not separated by gender or sex.

Identifying underlying deep-rooted inequalities between women and men, and then working to transform them. Gender equality becomes central.  

Global Union Federation
International federations of national trade unions organizing in a specific industry, sector or occupational group. The ITF is a Global Union Federation.

Global Union Federation.

Human Rights
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more.  Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.

International Labour Conference.

International Labour Organisation.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

In this context an international financial institution or regional development authority.

International Road Transport Union.

International Transport Workers’ Federation.

International Trade Union Confederation.

L – P

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The purpose of the MUTCD is to set minimum standards for all Traffic Control Devices used on U.S. roads and highways.

Nepal Yatayat Mazdoor Sangh (transport workers’ union in Nepal).

An accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with.

Occupational Safety and Health.

Psychosocial hazard/risk
Anything in the design, management or organisation of work that could result in negative psychological, physical, and social outcomes such as work-related stress, violence and harassment.

Q – U

ILO Violence and Harassment Recommendation 206.

Ratification / Ratify
When governments agree to put the contents of an internationally agreed standard into national law and practice, and it becomes binding (obligatory).

Recommendation (ILO)
Non-binding guidelines which give important guidance to governments and are important tools for campaigns and negotiations.

A room with toilets that is in a public place.

Trade Union of Railwaymen and Transport Construction Workers
of Russia.

Rail, Tram and Bus Union (Australia).

Access to and use of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and feces.

Transit Authority.

Traffic Control Centre.

Third parties
Those who are outside an organisation, including customers, clients, patients, business contacts, service providers and the public. 

Transit Authority
A transit district or transit authority is a government agency or a public-benefit corporation created for the purpose of providing public transportation within a specific region.

Transit District 
A transit district may operate bus, rail or other types of transport including ferry service, or may operate other facilities. In some cases, the transit district may be part of a larger organization such as a state Department of Transportation (USA).

Transit Operator
Driver of public service vehicle for example a bus.

All Transport Workers’ Union (Turkey).

International Association of Public Transport.

United Nations.

Unite the Union (UK).

United Nations Human Rights Council
United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world.

V – Z

A specific term used in discrimination law to describe action by an employer, against an employee, in retaliation for involvement in bringing, or supporting, a complaint of discrimination.

Violence and Harassment 
A range of unacceptable behaviours and practices, or threats thereof, whether a single occurrence or repeated, that aim at, result in, or are likely to result in physical, psychological, sexual, or economic harm, including gender-based violence and harassment.

World Health Organisation.

World Toilet Day
World Toilet Day (WTD) is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November every year to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

World Toilet Day.

Sanitation rights are HUMAN RIGHTS