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Nepal Makes Public Transport Safer for Women by Getting Rid of Men

A company has introduced a line of women-only buses.

A Nepalese women rickshaw driver. Photo by Flickr user Sirensongs.

According to a World Bank study, one in four women in Nepal have experienced some kind of inappropriate touching while riding public transportation. Women comprise at least a third of all riders in the country, but many of them feel anxiety and fear commuting in public buses. And women in Nepal have been campaigning passionately to end sexual harassment and make public transportation, as well as other public domains, safer for women – in the meantime, however, one private company has offered them an alternative: women-only buses.

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Gap Invests in the Women that Make Its Clothes: Improving Women's Lives and Benefitting Businesses

Today, the Stanford Graduate School of Business published a case study describing the Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. program.

Last week, the Stanford Graduate School of Business published a case study describing the Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program: the rationale behind the program's launch, successes to date, and future challenges. The P.A.C.E. program is an initiative that teaches life skills and provides technical training to women working in garment factories.

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While traveling through the shantytowns of Uganda as a photojournalist, I met Josephine. Next to makeshift homes of corrugated metal, she lived in a dark and cool room that she shared with her siblings. It consisted of a mat and a torn magazine page of Beyoncé in a backless shimmering diamond top.

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