Women driving women – trailblazing women in pink rickshaws
Parveen Bibi was one of the first women to drive a rickshaw in Lahore. Many men react with hostility, but she says it’s her business how she supports her family.
Many men here think that women should not be out in public. “Women should stay at home where they are safe. She could work at home, sewing for example.” But women can barely make ends meet sewing clothes. So Parveen Bibi made a decision. See more here!
Author: Imke Hansen, Can Tobias Mansuroglu
Editor: Marjory Linardy
If you were to land in Chennai in southern India one of these days, do not be surprised to see sari-clad women with khaki jackets, zipping around the city and ferrying passengers in black-and-yellow tuk-tuks, known as autorickshaws in India. (From October 1, 2014)
The human rights record of Saudi Arabia is far from good. One of the things which makes it bad is the protection of women and their rights. Even though women have been allowed to take part in an election recently for the first time, as voters and as candidates, they are still not allowed to do some things or restricted. And those are things which are considered normal for women in other countries. (From December 22, 2015)
Motorcycle taxis are the main mode of transportation in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali – Claudine Nyanamajambere is the only woman to drive a “moto.” DW portrays the woman who’s found her place in this male-dominated domain. (From March 19, 2015)
Date22.03.2016 | 14:19
Tagsempowering women, hostility, Lahore, make ends meet, Pakistan, Parveen Bibi, pink rickshaw, tuktuk, women's rights