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Carpooling for Women

Women Travel Woes to Wins

In the last couple of years, India has shown immense progress when it comes to women empowerment. The empowerment of women is essential for the sustainable development of the country, and India has enforced several laws for this purpose. The number of working women has also increased and women are provided with greater opportunities to showcase their potential.

However, the good news ends here. A survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation has ranked India as the most dangerous country for women, ahead of Afghanistan, Syria and Saudi Arabia. A research stated that at least 8 out of 10 women have been subjected to some form of an assault in public vehicles in India.

 

In the last couple of years, India has shown immense progress when it comes to women empowerment. The empowerment of women is essential for the sustainable development of the country, and India has enforced several laws for this purpose. The number of working women has also increased and women are provided with greater opportunities to showcase their potential.

However, the good news ends here. A survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation has ranked India as the most dangerous country for women, ahead of Afghanistan, Syria and Saudi Arabia. A research stated that at least 8 out of 10 women have been subjected to some form of an assault in public vehicles in India.

Commuting to the workplace is tiring and worrisome to most women, and they get more and more anxious as it gets darker outside. Because of this, a lot of women and girls often restrict mobility. This affects them in the long run and causes many adverse effects such as- less financial independence, limited career choices, etc.

Various organizations have come together and taken up initiatives to help women feel safe and secure at any time of the day. Among these organizations, there is an app called PykUpz, aiming to provide a safer mode of transportation for women.

PykUpz is a peer-to- peer ridesharing app that connects ride givers to ride takers and offers them the unique opportunity to connect and compete with each other.

The “User Preference” feature provided by PykUpz allows users to set their preferences while booking for a carpool or bike-pool. Women passengers can exclusively request for a ride with a verified female driver.  Thus, women no longer need to worry about the commute and can travel with ease at any time of the day.

The “Social” feature of the app also promotes security and safety as it allows users to share rides with the people they know. The thorough verification process provides an additional layer of security and it ensures the authenticity of the registered users.

This concept of letting women select their rides based on preferences is indeed revolutionary, and is much needed in countries like India. This small implementation has the power to open many doors for women and is definitely a progressive step towards women empowerment.

Let’s turn travel woes to wins!!