Uber, the US based peer-to-peer cab booking service. has now announced a partnership with UN Women to provide jobs to 1 million women around the globe by 2020.
In a joint statement, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said,
We intend to invest in long-term programmes in local communities where we live and work, as Uber commits to creating 10,00,000 jobs for women globally on the Uber platform by 2020.
This important mission can only be accomplished when all women have direct access to safe and equitable earning opportunities. We look forward to a partnership where UN Women and Uber will drive more access to these types of opportunities around the world.
The partnership will be effective in the place where there is presence of both Uber and UN Women. Uber is currently operating in 55 countries while UN Women is present in 48 countries. There is no information available regarding the regions of job availability.
Uber has been taking numerous steps in recent past, so as to re-assure customers of a safe travel. This comes after the ride-hailing app introduced panic button and journey sharing options in its 2nd biggest market, i.e. India.
The company also partnered with First Advantage in India, for a stringent background-check of its drivers.