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Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 17:33

Pulling Rickshaw in a Man’s World

By China Daily Asia

Dhaka’s only female rickshaw driver, Sumi Begum, pulls passengers through the streets of the city, breaking traditional gender roles while supporting her daughter.

She really is a tough cookie.

The rickshaw is the most common public transport in Bangladesh. And its capital Dhaka - home to an estimated 800,000 rickshaws - is known as the world’s capital city of rickshaws. Every day, an estimated 7 million rickshaw trips are made in the city, that’s nearly double the output of London’s underground.

The drivers or pullers of rickshaw's are all men. The concept of a woman doing such a job is nearly unheard of.

 

 
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