India’s female taxi drivers

For millions of women going out to work is a necessary. But earning a living can be a dangerous business if you are poor and female, and live in India. Many jobs carry a very high risk of accidents, sickness or assault. This issue – women's right to work safely – is currently being highlighted by a global gender campaign, organized by the International Labour Organization – the UN agency dealing with workplace issues. (The Campaign culminates with a debate in June at an international conference in Geneva). In India, some women have decided to look for solutions themselves, by training as Delhi's first female taxi drivers and offering a service to working women.

Audio | 03 June 2009