It is possible to see that the people of Bursa are full of these wagons with men and women, although the phrase 'priority wagon for women' is placed at the wagon entrances designated at the stops. Most people who speak to BBC Turkish and travel in pink wagons are not even aware that they are traveling to women in the priority wagon at that time.
Women private cars, buses and taxis ... Turkey opens the way to various discussions in various cities in the public life of these applications.
Some women advocate the necessity of special travel areas for women in public transport, while others argue that these practices cannot be a solution to crimes against women and that women will be excluded from social life.
Malatya Metropolitan Municipality, two pink trambus to be used only by women last month was taken and announced that the trambus will be implemented in the new academic year.
Malatya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ahmet Cakir, pink trambus in the city by a group of female university learners demanded, so this demand was brought up by women again, he said.
On the other hand, Bursa switched to the 'priority wagon for women' application on the last line of Bursaray, on 7 June 2017. Although these wagons are not only reserved for women, they give women 'priority'.
'Priority wagon for women'
It is quite difficult to say that the practice known as 'pink wagon' and which has completed its third month is accepted in Bursa or it is included in the daily practice of the citizens.
It is possible to see that the people of Bursa are full of these wagons with men and women, although the phrase 'priority wagon for women' is placed at the wagon entrances designated at the stops.
Most people who speak to BBC Turkish and travel in pink wagons are not even aware that they are traveling to women in the priority wagon at that time.
Women who do not know about the practice or who do not see it as necessary, as well as women who want to progress in a more rigid way is encountered.
Some women we talk to say that they cannot travel comfortably in the subway during the commuting hours and they want the last wagon to be made exclusively to women, not exclusively to women.
“Legitimizes harassment towards women”
According to some examples of violence against women in Turkey, much too limited only by public transport, and unlike the practice will increase rather than reduce these examples.
Eda Toper, Bursa Representative of the Platform will Stop Women Murders, says:
“This practice legitimizes harassment towards women. To say 'women are being abused in the subway, so let's separate the wagons' is to isolate the woman from the society without discussing the fact of harassment and to argue that there is no other solution. However, if we act according to our current laws, we have already prevented violence against women. ”
'Stop Sexual Abuse with a Pink Wagon!'
Bursa Metropolitan Mayor Recep Altepe, after criticizing the pink wagon application, said that the people have had such a request for a long time, similar to Malatya Mayor's statement.
Because a few months before the application started, a male user said, 'Stop Sexual Abuse with a Pink Wagon!' 3 thousand 628 people signed the petition signed under the title.
There are also 'pink wagons' in Muslim countries such as Iran, Dubai, Egypt and Indonesia.
Also, although pink wagons have been used in some subways in Tokyo for the past decade, women's rights advocates say that Japan is not an exemplary country in this regard.
Source : www.bbc.com