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Respect Female Taxi Drivers: Ali

Ms Ali, who had lost her job in early March this year because of the pandemic, chose to drive a taxi to support her husband and two daughters.
27 Jul 2020 10:12
Respect Female Taxi Drivers: Ali
Nazreen Farzana Ali.

The impact of COVID-19 was not an option for Lautoka woman, Nazreen Farzana Ali, to sit back and wait for assistance.

Ms Ali, who had lost her job in early March this year because of the pandemic, chose to drive a taxi to support her husband and two daughters.

Being a first-time taxi driver had both its pros and cons, but this did not deter her from driving.

“I had to work because I had payments to do and also support my husband in looking after our family,” she said.

“Being a female taxi driver is an exciting career, the only thing is that we hardly see female taxi drivers.”

Ms Ali said because of her job, she was constantly abused verbally by many male taxi drivers.

“The male drivers often stare at us when we are on the road and even the passengers notice it at times,” she said.

“At times they pass bad comments to us, but we just ignore them because we know that we are just doing our work. They should give respect to women drivers; we are only trying to earn an income to earn a living.”

Ms Ali believes women are capable of doing anything.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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