The West Bank city of Hebron, known for its strong religious traditionalism, is preparing the introduction of a phenomenon that has already been seen in other Muslim countries: the ‘women-only’ taxi.
Hazem at-Takwai, one of the inventors of the initiative, told press agency MAAN in Hebron that these taxis will be painted pink. According to polls, nearly all Palestinian women in Hebron appreciate the novelty.
At-Takrawi added that the project will guarantee a job to around a hundred women taxi drivers, most of them graduates, who had difficulties finding other types of work. Women-only taxis, MAAN added, are already in service in Cairo, Dubai and Tehran.