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Is Pink Taxi Cairo's answer to harrassment?

Published 6:28 AM ET, Wed December 9, 2015
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Pink Taxi is a Cairo car service with female-only drivers and passengers. Courtesy Pink Taxi
It was started by entrepreneur Reem Fawzy, pictured here, who says that she wanted to created a safe way for women to travel in the Egyptian capital. More than 99% women in Egypt have reported sexual harassment, which often happens in cabs. Courtesy Pink Taxi
Pink Taxi drivers speak English and hold a university degree. Courtesy Pink Taxi
Pink Taxi has, however, drawn criticism from gender rights activists who say that segregating women isn't the solution to Egypt's sexual harassment problem. Courtesy Pink Taxi