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All-Female Taxi Service in Cairoonline video

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Video 1: In Cairo, complaints about sexual harassment have led to an all-female taxi service, though some rights groups believe it will increase the gap between the sexes in public places.
Transcript
For Inas Hassan, a day at the office means a day behind the wheel. She’s one of a handful of female taxi drivers recruited specially by a Cairo cab company. It provides cars driven by women for women passengers only.I think it’s an excellent idea that a space should be reserved for women in public transport. I’m right behind it.The idea for so-called ‘lady cabs’ originated in the UK, and has since been adopted in several Middle Eastern cities. The firm behind the Cairo service says it is ...

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