To mark International Women’s Day, Uber has announced that the company will gender sensitize 1,00,000 drivers in an expanded partnership with the Manas Foundation, a Delhi-based NGO working in the field of mental health, gender equity, and justice, by end-2021.
Uber first partnered with the Manas Foundation in 2018 with the aim to sensitise select drivers and ensure they’re more courteous and attentive to the needs of women riders.
Through in-person sessions conducted across 7 Indian cities before the pandemic, the partnership sensitized 63,000 drivers.
Speaking on the partnership, Pavan Vaish, Head of Driver, Supply & City Operations (Mobility), India & South Asia, Uber said, “Our partnership with Manas Foundation has been very positively received by drivers who display their certificates with great pride inside their cars.
We are delighted to expand the program to more cities this year and will continue to work towards scaling this program further.”