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Friday June 17, 2011

Guatemala launches Women Only Buses

Guatemala launches Women Only Buses

Photo: Womens only bus in Guatemala

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The first woman-only routes of the public transportation system in the capital, have been operating since Wednesday.

The women only buses are identified with a pink ribbon, or a written announcement that says “Exclusively for Women”.

The initiative seeks to protect commuting women from male abuse and aggressions during the rush hour; women only buses will operate for an hour in the morning (6:00-7:00) and one and a half in the afternoon (from 5:00pm to 7:30pm). The only men allowed, have to be under the age of 12 and traveling with their mother.