Pink Taxi was started in response to repeated harassment and assault by male taxi drivers on female riders in Cairo, Egypt. Pink Taxi's drivers are all female, and their cars are equipped with cameras and microphones to record every ride and help to ensure the safety of both driver and passengers. Critics, including women's rights activists, have complained that services like this only segregate women without addressing the actual problem of sexual harassment, and even that the company's owner is profitting (through high fares) on women's fear.
What do you think? Is this an important service empowering women to get where they need to go and participate fully in society, or does it segregate women and create a culture of fear?