With a green light from Karachi, Pakistan's women-only taxis eye...
KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Braving whistles, catcalls and vulgar remarks, Karachi's female taxi drivers are determined to stay on the road to ferry women safely around the teeming city - from home to the office, to college and even to late night wedding parties.
Hail to the ladies: NYC's first women-only taxi service
With her black hair pulled tightly into a bun and bright pink lipstick that matched the Pashmina scarf wrapped around her neck, 65-year-old Dinorah De Cruz eased her Acura SUV onto Park Avenue just as the city's Friday rush hour began.
'Pink taxis' for women introduced in Melbourne
A taxi company in Australia plans to introduce "pink taxis' which will be driven by women and only available to female passengers, saying women feel less safe with male drivers. The company behind the scheme, Taxi Link, said it was concerned a the series of night-time sexual assaults and believed some women felt uncomfortable in taxis, which are predominantly driven by men.
Women-only 'pink taxis' are hitting the streets of Pakistan
Women in Pakistan's commercial hub Karachi are set to ride taxis driven by women in an initiative to protect female customers from the sexual harassment they commonly face when travelling around the teeming city.
Egypt's women-only taxi service promises protection from male drivers
Egypt's Pink Taxi - a new service marketed as a safe way for women to travel in Cairo, where sexual harassment and assaults have become increasingly commonplace - is surprisingly neither pink, nor a taxi. "This is not a taxi. It's a limousine service," says Reem Fawzi, the founder of the service.
Malaysia's first women-only taxi service is all about safety
Whether it's sexual harassment at varying degrees or a straight up robbery, it's not uncommon for women to feel uncomfortable taking a cab or a private car service to a destination. That, however, is about to change as an alternative
"The pink taxi of legend"
The driver of a pink taxi made famous through the social media for his violent, rude and criminal behaviour has finally been arrested. Please join us on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/bangkokpostlearning Photo by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan Last June, singer Jirayuth "Max" Kanthayos went onto Instagram to tell of his experience with the driver of a pink taxi.
Taxis add a touch of pink to Dubai roads
Dubai: It turned out to be a hectic first day on Dubai roads for the "pink women-only taxis" that rolled out a fleet of 50 vehicles on Tuesday. "I have done about six trips since morning and it is only 11.45am. This means there is a lot of demand.
Eve taxi: Kuwait women to go places on pink power - Times of India
DUBAI: Following the example of other Muslim and European countries, Kuwait is set to introduce " Eve Taxi" for women passengers. The pink taxis to be driven by women is the project of a Kuwaiti young woman, Bedoor Al-Mutairi. "No men will be allowed in the taxi," said Al-Mutairi.
Pink taxis for girls only
The car's pink and so is the tie, lipstick and flower in the hair of the woman who's driving it. Welcome to the new Beirut taxis. That is, if you're female. Men are strictly banned. The idea was first launched in the UK in 2006 by Pink Ladies Cabs.
Pink cabs rev up
SINCE electing its first left-wing mayor in 1997, Mexico City has been a self-consciously liberal oasis in a conservative country. The current mayor, Marcelo Ebrard, has legalised abortion on demand, gay marriage and gay adoption in his first four years in office.
Pink Taxi strikes back against sexual assaults in Egypt
There is a new taxi company in Egypt reserved for women: Pink Taxi. Sexual harassment and Egyptian male society's behaviour toward women is the worst in the Arab world, according to experts in 22 Arab countries. With no clear signs of improvement, Pink Taxi founder Reem Fawzy has taken a business approach to the problem.
Paxi: A New Business Empowering Women in Pakistan - The Missing Slate
By Ifra Asad Lubna Khalid, the Senior Assignment Editor for ARY News, has some things to say about the public transport system in Pakistan. "I've been working for about 18 years," she tells me. "I've used them all. Buses. Rickshaws. Private pick and drop services.
'Pink taxis' to hit the streets in central Turkey
A taxicab stand in central Turkey was given the green light to introduce "pink taxis" in the city which would be driven by women and only be available to families and female passengers.
Lebanon: Pink, women-only cabs give taxi service a makeover
A local, slice-of-life story from a Monitor correspondent. BEIRUT, LEBANON - Cab driving in Lebanon - traditionally the preserve of Lebanese men - is being given a feminine makeover with a fleet of bright pink taxis driven by women and accepting only women passengers.
Women-only 'pink taxis' set to hit Pakistan's streets
Women-only 'pink taxis' set to hit Pakistan's streets by Thomson Reuters Foundation From Thursday, women will be able to call the cab service -- called Pink Taxi -- by phone, a mobile app. Lahore: Women in Pakistan's commercial hub Karachi are set to ride taxis driven by women in an initiative to protect female customers from the harassment they commonly face when travelling around the teeming city.
Women-only taxis introduced in Mexico City
Mexico City already has metro carriages specially reserved for women and children. From September, 'pink taxis' will also be available to protect them from the aggression, robbery and intimidation that is a regular occurrence in standard taxis. But some people are already wondering whether they won't attract too much attention in a bright pink vehicle.
Moscow: Pink Taxis | EuroCheapo
You've heard of hotels for women only, now there are taxis which only serve the fairer sex. The Pink Taxi Company was launched in Moscow in August 2006, modeling the all-women drivers, women passengers-only format found on the streets of London and Tokyo.