Video: India runs women-only trains

Authorities introduce rail service to curb harrasment against female commuters.



    In an effort to tackle widespread sexual harassment on India's railways, the authorities have introduced female-only services in four of the country's largest cities.

    Packed into crowded carriages with men, women are often the victims of groping and catcalling.

    The trend has worsened as large numbers of women started to join the workforce during the past decade.

    As Supriya Sobti reports from Mumbai, many women say the new female-only carriages are a good start to addressing the problem.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.