Pros and cons of a woman-friendly rideshare app

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As ride-sharing booms in Asia, women’s mobility is crucial. But it faces challenges like harassment due to the introduction of gendered strategies.

In their blog post, Roy Huijsmans and Pritee Hamal that although ride-sharing platforms in Asia are thriving, their impact on women’s safety and mobility remains largely unexplored. 

This is concerning, given the prevalence of gender-based violence in conventional transport, particularly in South Asia where women face greater restrictions on independent mobility.

The authors look particulary at the impact of the Tootle app in Nepal which features gender centrally in its business strategy.

Read the full post: 'Pros and cons of a women-friendly rideshare app' by Roy Huijsmans and Pritee Hamal. 18 January 2024

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