SCI together with other civil society organisations embarked on a campaign to create a safe public transportation system for women.

The campaign was brought about by the spate of rape cases in and around Johannesburg and Soweto areas, at a time when girls and women were experiencing a lot of violence at taxi ranks.

The aim of the campaign was to come up with strategies and a safety charter to make public transport safe for women. It further indicated the need for access to effective services for sexual assault survivors.

Campaign Objectives:

  • To ensure that the National Safe Taxis Charter is developed by mid-June 2017.
  • To lobby for the regulation of the Taxi Industry to ensure safety for women commuters.
  • To ensure public officials are held accountable for secondary victimisation of survivors starting with the release of the report on the recent taxi rape by Department of Community Safety.
  • Create awareness on women's vulnerabilities (i.e rape and sexual harassment) in accessing public transport and mobilise support for the campaign
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