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November 25, 2008

Taxi Revolution in Tehran

A women’s Taxi service in Tehran is providing much needed jobs for war widows and divorcees, according to the BBC. It began with about 10 taxis, and now boasts over 700 cabs handling 2,500 jobs a day. Some customers say that they feel more comfortable with a woman behind the wheel, while others think the company has filled a gap in the transportation industry.
While this may not be considered a victory for women’s rights, there are plenty of Middle Eastern countries where this would not be allowed and, as such, is a step forward for women in Iran.

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