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Bangladesh’s biker girls

The motorbike taxi app where the drivers and passengers are all women.

For the growing number of working women in Dhaka, commuting to work can be a challenge.

The traffic is terrible and cars and taxis are expensive. Public transport is not only inconvenient, it is sometimes unsafe - many women face unwanted sexual attention on buses.

So after his wife was harassed by a taxi driver, one young entrepreneur set up a motorbike ride-share service with a difference. Not only are the customers all women, the drivers are too.

Reporter Chhavi Sachdev meets some brave women finding new ways to navigate Bangladeshi traffic and society.

(Photo Caption: Kobita on her scooter / Photo Credit: BBC)

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