Women at wheel of ‘pink taxis’ challenge Jordan norms

30/12/2016 (Arab News – KSA): AMMAN: Nisrin Akoubeh checks the oil and water before getting into her taxi and pulling into Amman’s heavy traffic for another day of shuttling fellow women across the Jordanian capital. The red-haired mother of three works a gruelling 10-hour shift in her taxi — a rare occupation for a woman in this conservative Muslim society.“I want to break the culture of shame and prove to Arabs and the Arab world that women are strong and are able to work in any area that could be monopolized by men,” she said.“Women have been able to drive normal cars for a long time, so why shouldn’t they drive taxis?“..

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1031661/middle-east

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