“Pink Taxi,” also known as “Paxi” is a new cab service offered exclusively to the women in Karachi, Pakistan.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a reality for most Pakistani women who use public transportation and even private cabs. As a result, many women do not work or pursue higher education, since they feel unsafe while traveling.
But but but I thought that burqas would protect women from harassment!?
Pink Taxi’s cabs are only driven by women. Their uniform is a black top, hot-pink scarf, and name tag. The drivers are trained in self-defense and first-aid.
Strong, independent and fierce! I'm sure these trained women will emerge victorious when it's them vs. one scrawny guy with an AK-47.
Thank you, Pink Taxi, for helping Pakistani women stay safe and dignified as they travel.
Nothing says safe like a prey with a flashing neon sign.